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Wednesday of Hope - Where Is It All Going?

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

– Thomas Merton

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Lavender Orchid

One of the gorgeous orchids at the Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid Show.

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Orchids

Taken at the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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2017 Orchid Show

Some of the orchids from the 2017 Orchid Show at  the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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Wednesday of Hope - Tragedy, a Source of Strength

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

― Dalai Lama XIV

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Orchids - Chicago Botanical Garden

This is just a quick, one image post, short story about my morning at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  88 more words

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