May Hope Blossom for Us All

My first delicate iris of 2020 has blossomed in my garden. I share it as a perfect expression of hope.

Thank you to all of you who have reached out to me to express how grateful you are for my book, “Encouragement… How to Be and Find the Best.” When I wrote it, none of us saw the coronavirus pandemic coming.

In the book (paperback, digital, and Audiobook), hope is a powerful theme. So, here are a few comments and quotes from the book that may just give you a bit of a boost today.

We may feel down-trodden or hopeless, exhausted or helpless. These are the times we must focus on the need to persist. We must pick ourselves up and try again.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)
American Author, Activist & Lecturer

When we are encouraged to do something, there is a strengthening of our resolve or a boosting of our confidence. Encouragement endorses our purpose and builds our hope that we can continue despite challenges and difficulties. It instills courage to persevere.

Trade in our cynical hopelessness for cynical hopefulness.
If we must be cynical, choose hopeful over hopeless.

While many are struggling mightily during these weeks of social distancing and quarantine, we must not lose hope. Sometimes the brightest lights come out of the darkest corners.

You’ve GOT this.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20 books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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