Spark of Hope #50 – Flying Stories

Spark of Hope #50 – Inconvenience is part of life. Without it, we might not notice the smooth sailing moments…or should I say smooth flying? On a recent trip home from a veteran’s symposium, I was surprised to find myself on a wide-body plane for the short connector. Then, thirty minutes being gate-parked turned into de-boarding due to mechanical issues. Two hours later, everyone was again aboard another wide-body plane. I had the middle seat, which I normally detest. However, as conversation unfolded I realized that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, next to Paula.  She was bumped and re-routed, after saying good bye to her military son—bound for Afghanistan. We shared stories about parenting, deploying, serving (as one veteran to another), and making a difference in the world around us. As we landed she said, “This day began as the worst ever and ended as one of the best.” When you share HOPE, Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!

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Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. A world without it is like a world without possibility. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!

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