Hope

5 Jun

june 5 flowers 8It’s the last day of school for my daughter, Isa and that means summer is officially here. Even with the drought here in Santa Barbara, the flowers are spectacular this year.

Every day when I walk out the front door I’m greeted by a glorious blanket of color that wraps me up in joy even when my heart is heavy. There’s been so much sadness in our community since the shootings that took place in Isla Vista on May 23. There is still so much healing that needs to take place.

Despite this tragedy, I still believe that beauty always finds its way into our lives and somehow continues to blossom even when the conditions are unfavorable.

I choose to believe in the goodness of all people. I pray  for change. I watch for growth. And I hope for love.

And it’s all right there in the garden to remind me every single day.

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2 Responses to “Hope”

  1. Becky Green Aaronson June 6, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Happy Summer! Your garden is gorgeous and a perfect reminder that we can continue to grow and blossom, even during difficult times. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Charla Bregante June 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your garden, your hope, and your love with us, Jessie!

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