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    Find the WONDER in EVERY Day!

    “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein HEY Y’ALL! It’s me, Hope here – doing what I do and writing a Hopeservations about it! So check it out… I went to the beach this morning, did my usual early wake up to get there in time. Whoa…was it a beauty! As most of you know by now, this a nearly daily thing. It can last anywhere from five minutes to five hours, depending on my schedule and frame of mind. If time permits and I just want to “BE” – I could…

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    Two Months and Counting

    So I am a data driven girl, after-all I am an educator and as I am coming to the end of my second month having started Hopeservations.com, it was important to me to see if I have been on the right track and share what our blog has achieved thus far…so here goes! After 15 posts we have… • 637 subscribers • 52 comments (all positive so far – bonus!) • 2646 views, averaging about 50 a day • Utilizing all major social media’s, FB, Pinterest, Insta, Twitter and LinkedIn • 422 likes and shares on FB • 151 Shares and Pins on Pinterest • 73 clicks to link and…

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    I Stand With The Students – Part 1

    Greetings from my heart to yours… I started this particular piece on 02.13.18 in honor of the love of my profession…one day later on Valentine’s Day another school shooting occurred in our history. As a result of that and Valentine’s day, I wrote a much simpler piece about love and not needing any particular day to express our love. The reason being, I must admit in the last eight days – my mind was left reeling (AGAIN) over the horrors of these repeated shootings? As a result of that shooting, I started a piece to reflect my viewpoint as an educator who stands with the students. Only I hadn’t published…

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    In The Spirit Of Love

      “You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30 As the sun set on Valentine’s, and the day came to pass…the usual thought came to mind that we don’t truly need a day to celebrate love. We can celebrate love all the days of our lives. Love is much like a ray of light that expands into a rainbow as it passes through a prism. Love exists as multiple expressions in our lives! Knowing that love is everywhere – present around me, within me and as me – assures…

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    Good Things 101

    I have always worked very hard to never pass up the small moments in life or forget to appreciate how beautiful they are. It has been vastly important to always pay attention to these little things, not only for my own sanity but so my children might learn to find joy in the small delights as well. As parents, I do believe this to be one of our greatest teachings to our beloved offspring. The ability to set aside the stress and busyness of life, long enough to dwell in the moment, create balance and find joy in those good things. So, in the spirit of this, I have compiled…