I like blogs that are easy to remember; those that grab you & hug your heart; those worthy to pass on & share love with others. Life should solely be about sharing love, right?! About making another’s load lighter, putting a smile on a stranger’s face, or just taking time to listen…..ok… at least long enough to get your attention?! 🙂

I looked up the word “hope” in a FB search. If I didn’t already have so much hope, what I saw may have made me lose it. The top result w/ over 1.9 mill LIKES was a page: “No hope for the human race”.

People like that?!! Why?! Are we not human?! Coming in second w/ over 1.6 mill likes was the “Hope Faith Love” page. Can I implore you to change that!?! Can we please make a stand, not necessarily for the page, but for Hope Faith & Love as a whole?!

Can we please stop carelessly throwing around our “likes” & our precious moments of time, that we NEVER get back, on depressing, idiotic trash that is burying us in filth & sadness & is choking the life out of us & our loved ones?! Our CHILDREN are our FUTURE!!! They see it, you know. Too much. (Sidenote: if you like this page, understand I am not trying to make you feel bad…just to put things into perspective from someone who went looking for words of hope & found that other sad title instead!)

May your life radiate HOPE today for the fragile human beings that have hope for BECOMING more!!! It IS up to us to be our brother’s keeper! Wouldn’t you ask for the same if you were in need of hope & compassion?!!

Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Circumstances around the world are dreary today. We could probably all tick off twenty reasons to be depressed, but

In the Lord there is always hope.

🙂 I HOPE for you today!!!!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. Thank you Oneta— you are indeed a polestar who points the way to our One True Hope!!!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I have been down for the week, unable to spend much time sitting at the computer, so I am reading a book “Isle of Shadows” by Tracy Tigley. Setting is third century before Christ. Main character is a beautiful slave/lover to a rich man. In it she has no heart/no emotions as a shield for her protection. She meets a Jewish family through whom she finds hope/God. Life would be so sad without our Hope. I was meditating on how easy it is depicted in the book for one to accept the Lord. It was as easy as a little child who hears the Jesus story. We make it so hard. And thank you for your kindness.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    🙏🙏Thank you Oneta. Yes, we need hope, lots of hope. And faith. Faith on our fellow human beings, faith on ourselves, and yes faith on the almighty if one is so inclined to though at this moment it feels like the almighty is in a deep slumber.

    “…..About making another’s load lighter, putting a smile on a stranger’s face, or just taking time to listen…..” – no mention about blogs that makes you sharpen your knives and bare your claws😀

  3. says:

    Exceptional words today. God is our only hope for now and the future❤️

  4. Faye says:

    THE only HOPE for the world.

  5. amen! Thanks for the dose of hope, Oneta!

  6. (I’d rather tick off twenty reasons to be happy and hopeful – twenty of God’s promises, because He always keeps them. 😉 ❤ )

  7. Wise Hearted says:

    It’s reads like you are not wasting the time when you are laid up. Sounds like a good book you are reading. I just finished a novel, Cavedweller, that made me think through some issue that bother me. It’s not a Christian book, I picked it up at a thrift store, never read this author before but it was a good read. Seems I spend a lot of time reading these days. But summer is almost fully here in our neck of the woods and the sunshine draws me, guess I will have to move my chair outside and read there. Blessing.

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