Ponderings: On Hope
In 2014, Jo_Goldsmith11 took it upon herself to initiate the Light2Love Project Good Words.
Jo pledged to use good words and publish articles used to empower, encourage, support and defend those who need to be shown love.
Jo offered us a good word for each week to focus our thoughts, behaviors and actions on...In the 7th week, Jo wrote her perspective on the word hope.
However, as 2014 came to an end, Jo filed away her Good Word articles - as she begins the process of publishing it in e-book'. Shyron E. Shenko continues to write a beautiful poem to accompany each Good Word to inspire and lead us.
The ripple effect of the Good Words Project throughout the HubVille community has been heartwarming.
Please join me with some of my musical thoughts and reflections on the word hope...
Hope in Music
As a nurse I have witnessed much sadness, despair and grief in 30 years of practice - aware that disease, illness, tragedy, trauma and death occur on an ongoing basis.
However, I have seen just as much recovery, healing, education and birth in my practice... hope and promise for the future.
Music has a way of making my approach more optimistic and hopeful in all that I do. If I needed surgery, I would be totally on board with my surgeon's music of choice playing in the background.
I have listened to music from Les Miserables, Eurythmics, to bring me back from some of the darkest times of my life - times when I could see very little hope.
Hope may be one of those words that conjures different musical thoughts in all of us. How about you?
Are there any songs or lyrics that bring HOPE and optimism to you...like these do for me? If so, please share YOURS in the comment section below... thanks, mar
Hope in Lyrics
We may never, never meet again - On that bumpy road to love - Still I'll always - Always keep the memory of (1)... We can never know about the days to come - But we think about them anyway - And I wonder if I'm really with you now - Or just chasing after some finer day (2)... As long as I'm breathing - I'll be there - Whenever you call me (3)... I was born by a river in this little old tent - Oh just like this river I've been running ever since - It's been a long, long time coming - But I know, but I know (4)...
Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come
Lyrics of Hope
But the tigers come at night - With their voices soft as thunder - As they tear your hope apart - And they turn your dream to shame (5)... We gotta start - Looking at the hands of the time we've been given - If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking - If every second counts on a clock that's ticking (6)... The world won't get no better - We gotta change it, yeah - Just you and me (7)...
John Legend: Wake Up Everybody
Some will win - Some will lose - Some were born to sing the blues - Oh, the movie never ends - It goes on and on and on and on (8)... Who am I to disagree? - Travel the world and the seven seas - Everybody's looking for something (9)... Don't worry about a thing, - 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right (10)... Let's enjoy it while we can - Won't you help me sing my song - From the dark end of the street (11)... Someday I'll wish upon a star - And wake up where the clouds are far - Behind me - Where troubles melt like lemon drops - Away above the chimney tops - That's where you'll find me (12)... No one can tell me - That I'm too young to know (13)...
Ruby & The Romantics: Our Day Will Come
Artist - Song - Words of Hope
Frank Sinatra: They Can't Take That Away From Me (1): Carly Simon: Anticipation (2); Lenny Kravitz: I'll Be Waiting (3); Sam Cook: A Change Is Gonna Come (4); Les Miserables: I Dreamed A Dream (5); Kris Allen: Live Like We're Dyin' (6); John Legend: Wake Up Everybody (7); Journey: Don't Stop Believin' (8); Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (9); Bob Marley: Three Little Birds (10); Van Morrison: Bright Side of the Road (11); Judy Garland: Somewhere Over The Rainbow (12); Ruby and The Romantics: Our Day Will Come (13)
I Found A Gem In Ruby
Wishing Upon A Star
- Hope is the reason we wish upon a star. Updated Wednsday, Sept. 17th.
This is an ongoing project initiated when Jo Goldsmith launched her ' Light 2 Love project Good words.
Speaking of Hope...
I have connected with my friend Ruby (Always Exploring) since my early days at HubPages.
Although we've never met, we share many similarities with our career of nursing, our musical tastes and our passion for a 'feel good' story.
In flash fiction stories such as Our Time Will Come When The War is Over and Play It Again Sam, Ruby shares her own version of a 'happily ever after' style, offering hope and inspiration to her readers.
I was thrilled when Ruby agreed to take the baton of HOPE in this project.
A million thanks and big hugs, dear Ruby! Love, mar
© Maria Jordan (September, 2016)