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WordPress Photo Challenge: Hopes spring eternal

I was texting my wife while my feet were up on my desk in my office at work.  She asked me how my day was going.  I believe I answered something like, “Craptastic.”  She asked why and I explained that there had been a snafu regarding thirty of my English 11 exams and that there was a steady stream of other craptacular things happening.  She suggested I do something about this, and I answered her, in a text, with the following:

“The past cannot be undone. Only through how we handle the present will we show our true character. Whether we help those in front of us, deal with the situation we are currently facing – these are the things that determine our direction for the future.”

And isn’t that what hope is?  Believing that the outcome of present circumstances will be positive.  So don’t dwell on the past.  Don’t spend your day dreaming of the future.  Believe that your circumstances will turn out positively and then put your hope into action.

And then?  Put your feet up.

WordPress’ Photo Challenge this week is “Hope“.

20 responses

  1. Cool !

    January 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  2. love the shoes

    January 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    • Yeah, me too. Chucks are great in the first place, but to add Batman? That just makes them the greatest shoes I’ve ever owned.

      January 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

  3. I would just love it if spring was eternal! Great entry. 🙂

    January 28, 2012 at 3:11 am

  4. Esperanza…the real deal, or the real thing!

    January 28, 2012 at 4:44 am

  5. Good one. In Jeremiah it says: I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you a hope and a future. And ajeremiah was living in really, really rough times.

    January 28, 2012 at 7:05 am

    • I’ve read Jeremiah, too, and I hope my situation is not as dire as his.


      January 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

  6. Love the photo and the accompanying text. Great job.

    January 28, 2012 at 7:49 am

  7. nice sneakers!

    January 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • Thanks. They’re a Journeys exclusive DC Comics edition – one of three different Batman styles. I hope I can still find the other two styles someday.

      January 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

  8. Craptastic . . . I’ll have to remember that word. LOL. Sounds like one that should be in the dictionary.

    January 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    • It’s one of many words I have adopted to curb an occasionally dirty vocabulary. It’s also really fun to say.

      January 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

  9. love those sneakers

    January 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  10. Love the photo and your words.

    It’s true, why dwell on the past or day dream about the future, but go out there and make it happen!

    January 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

  11. Bùi Thị Thanh Mai

    cool caption and then love your pic ^^

    January 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  12. jakesprinter

    Great entry for this week theme my friend 🙂

    January 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  13. The shoes say it all!

    January 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

  14. Joe

    Well done…and said!


    January 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  15. Great capture of your shoes; really, very sharp and colorful.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:06 am