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May 2022 Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

42.38337° N, -85.95741° E  One evening I was in between stops on our quest for hope.  I pulled the map out of my backpack to look at the X’s made thus far.  Sitting under the stars, hearing an occasional nocturnal sound in the distance,… Continue Reading “May 2022 Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

April 2022: Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

Greetings to those sharing this quest journey with me.  I trust this finds the last few weeks have been kind to you.  I trust your individual walks have not been too weary.  I thank you for continuing to hike with me.  I begin walking… Continue Reading “April 2022: Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

March 2022 Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

Here we are once again dear travelers sharing this quest journey with me!  A few more Xs on our map as we seek what Hope Is.  Many of you already know the tips for how to hike the distance with me each month.  For… Continue Reading “March 2022 Hope is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

February 2022 – Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories

Hello co-travelers who have joined me on this quest for what Hope Is!   I trust this finds your travels thus far have been enjoyable, inspirational, and rewarding.  I have so much more to share with you this month!  If you are new to our… Continue Reading “February 2022 – Hope Is a Cold Nose and Other Inspiring Stories”

December 2021 – Hope Has a Cold Nose Update

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. – Vaclav Havel   I love this quote about hope.  Hope… Continue Reading “December 2021 – Hope Has a Cold Nose Update”

October 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose Update

Dear Subscribers,   There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief… and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving I know when… Continue Reading “October 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose Update”

September 2021 Hope has a Cold Nose Update

One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. “My dear one, the battle between two ‘wolves’ is inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,… Continue Reading “September 2021 Hope has a Cold Nose Update”

June 2021 Hope Has a cold Nose

Dear All, Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it. – Rick Bragg Her authenticity includes a tail that is meant to position itself in a straight line directly out from her body… Continue Reading “June 2021 Hope Has a cold Nose”

April 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose and Other Stories of Hope

For the audio version: https://anchor.fm/christine-hassing/embed/episodes/Erin-and-Lucy—A-Story-Of-Hope-evkmc7 Dear All, Fear spreads quickly.   So does hope   – Author Unknown    The words displayed on a sign as I traveled through the airport recently.  Fear spreads quickly. So does hope. It is my second time traveling since each… Continue Reading “April 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose and Other Stories of Hope”

April 6, 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose and Other Stories of Hope

Audio Version of Jack and Charlotte Dear Readers.   Dear Co-Authors, I love that you are my person, and I am yours, that whatever door we will come to, we will open it together. – A.R. Asher   In the March 26th blog, I shared… Continue Reading “April 6, 2021 Hope Has a Cold Nose and Other Stories of Hope”