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SoCS: High Hopes, Trinity Center, and Marley Gets Ice Cream

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Today’s prompt from Linda is to think of a song from our childhood and start writing. The first song that popped into my head was, “High Hopes.” Not knowing the whole song, or even who sang it, I decided to do a little research before I started typing the stream. The song was sung and made popular by Frank Sinatra in a 1959 movie called, A Hole in the Head. The song won an Oscar, so must have been played a lot on the radio when I was a kid. I remember by older sister singing it. She was ten years older than me. Dad must have sung it, too. They both liked to sing and many years later, sang together in my sister’s church when my parents visited them in California.

Now, I find myself missing them – my parents and both sisters have passed on to the other side. I can almost hear them singing, “High Hopes,” in that faraway place, or like they are closer now, whispering the song in my ear, wanting me not to be melancholy, because they are happy and I have a lot to be thankful for.

One thing I am thankful for is my husband, David. Last weekend he led the Cursillo weekend at Trinity Center near Atlantic Beach, NC, and I joined him on Sunday for the closing ceremony and stayed overnight. I have pictures of the scenery for today’s gallery. But first, back to that song…

They sing about an ant trying to move a rubber tree plant and a ram trying to punch a hole in a dam, which are unlikely, UNLESS the ant and the ram get help. Working together and with perseverance, we can accomplish a lot and make our dreams become realities.

I have high hopes for peace and that humans will learn to cooperate and work together to heal this precious planet Earth. I have high hopes that my adult kids will find comfortable and affordable homes where they want to live. I’m thankful they have jobs and supportive partners.

What are your high hopes?

Here are some photos from after Cursillo when David began unwinding and processing. He actually went to Trinity Center on Wednesday to start preparing for the event with team members. The pilgrims arrived Thursday evening. So, by Sunday evening, there was a lot to process.

Thursday evening, we took Marley for some ice cream. I saved him some vanilla and some cone. Dogs should NEVER have chocolate.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “SoCS: High Hopes, Trinity Center, and Marley Gets Ice Cream

  1. Oh, JoAnna, what a spectacular post…the lovely reflections, inspiring song, and gorgeous photos! Marley eating ice cream brought back memories. Both our dog and cat loved vanilla ice cream! ❀

  2. Oh, wow, I truly loved this. I had forgotten High Hopes …one of the those songs I can’t get out of my head…in a good way.

  3. Sending so much love

  4. People learning how to get along would be among my high hopes, JoAnna.

  5. I remember that song πŸ™‚ Very upbeat. I also have high hopes “for peace and that humans will learn to cooperate and work together to heal this precious planet Earth.”

  6. Thanks for sharing a part of your world and wonderful memories!!.. β€œHope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson).. I remember the song, can’t decide on whether I wish to be the ant or the ram…. πŸ™‚

    Hope your journey is filled with hope, love and happiness and until we meet again.
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your heart only know love and happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry β€œDutch” Woller)

    • Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Larry, and that beautiful quote from Emily Dickinson that always lifts my spirit. May the blessings you sent out continue to bless you, too. πŸ™‚

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