Read an ExcerptI Hope You Dance with CD (Audio)
By Mark D. Sanders Rutledge Hill Press
Copyright © 2000 Mark D. Sanders
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How many times have my wishes and my dreams and my prayers for you hidden beneath my breath?
How many times have I looked at you, heart in my throat, hands in my pockets, a smile on my face, just wanting to say ...
I HOPE YOU NEVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF WONDER
WHAT IS HOPE
What is hope? To want? To desire? To expect that what's envisioned may indeed happen? YES to all of the above. Is hope that gut feeling that it's worthholding out and hanging on for just a little longer? ABSOLUTELY. Is hope the core of the human condition? CERTAINLY. Can you have hope without faith and humility and wonder? THAT 'S TOUGH. Just the thought that there's something bigger, something truer, something totally surprising out there waiting for us is ... priceless.
What would you be without hope growing deep in your bones, thriving in every inch of you? NOTHING.
Hope takes never ceasing to be amazed ...
Wearing your soul on your sleeve ...
Holding your breath, waiting to hear "I love you, too ..."
Believing that tomorrow could be better than today ... that you'll get a second chance ... that you'll make a difference ... that you matter.
YOU GET YOUR FILL TO EAT BUT ALWAYS KEEP THAT HUNGER
Hunger is the wanting: to see more to feel more to touch more to crave, desire, search out, find, hold more. And sometimes hunger hurts more. But go on, go west, young man, young woman. Plow the land, plant the seeds, grow the food for the whole wide world.
MAY YOU NEVER TAKE ONE SINGLE BREATH FOR GRANTED
SO BREATH OUT AND BREATHE IN
(AND SOAK IT ALL UP)
GOD FORBID LOVE EVER LEAVE YOU EMPTY-HANDED
But if it does, may it leave you patient and stronger, willing and wiser, tender and tougher.
I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL
SMALL WHEN YOU STAND BESIDE THE OCEAN
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