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Sunday, August 11, 2013

P.S. There's Hope

 "Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will." 

-Steven Rogers, Hope Floats

Hope Floats is one of my favorite movies. It is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again and never get tired of. And even though I know every part of it, it still makes me laugh and cry. I used to have the soundtrack on my iPod (when I had an iPod) and I have listened to those songs through some pretty tough times in my life - sleepless nights, difficult medical procedures ... long soul searching bike rides.

My favorite line comes at the end of the movie which is also my favorite part (well, that and the part where Harry Connick Jr. carries Sandra Bullock Birdee into his truck) ...

Bernice Pruitt: My dad says that childhood is the happiest time of my life. But, I think he's wrong. I think my mom's right. She says that...
[Bernice's voice fades as Birdee takes over]
Birdee Pruitt: [laughing] Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too...

"Do not forget to rejoice, for hope is always just around the corner. Hold up through the hard times that are coming, and devote yourselves to prayer." Romans 12:12 | The Voice

"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you." Psalm 39:7


Robbie said...

One of my friends favorite quote is: "make a habit of cultivating HOPE. Thanks for being a HOPE cultivator. I look forward to your Sunday musing every week.

Fran said...

Love this.. thank you for sharing. Very timely!