the thing with feathers

Emily Dickinson wrote “hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, that sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” Over the past few months, I’ve had to dig pretty deep to find that hope. But sure enough, there it is, faithful and true. No matter how hard life tries to banish that hope from my view, I can’t seem to lose sight of it. My hope is renewed by those around me who won’t give up on me and won’t back down. I am motivated by them, strengthened by them. I can’t give up because giving up on myself would inevitably be giving up on them. I won’t do that. So, I carry on even when my life seems to come undone. I sing that tune that has no words and make up my own along the way. I was born to overcome…

5 Responses to “the thing with feathers”

  1. joy Says:

    Beautiful quote–so very perfect for you, my feathered friend!

  2. Susan Says:

    Gave me chills as I read because it’s so immensely true! We will always be there for you — will carry you through the sand when too tired to walk. Love you Heidi-Ho!

  3. Linda Says:

    Heidi ~ It’s when we are faced with the toughest stuff that the deepest layers of who we are come to the surface. I am learning from you…
    a smile and a wink ~ linda

  4. Lauren Says:

    That about says it all…I’m so proud of you, always have been. You have provided so much inspiration to so many people. Hope IS the thing with feathers….my mom taught me that years ago, and you have helped me see how true it is.

  5. mama loves Says:

    Those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with WINGS LIKE EAGLES,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.
    Isaiah 40:31

    I believe that patient, praying believers are blessed by God with strength in their trails. so keep soaring on eagles wings.

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