So often in life, I am struck by how our ability to persevere and push through difficult periods comes from hopeful expectation.

My desire for all things fresh produces the motivation each morning to water the tomatoes in their clay planters on my patio.

The joy I receive from friendship causes me to invest in those around me, working through conflict to bring

The fulfillment of nurturing and holding a child brings encouragement during the months of pregnancy and in the midst of labour pain.

The satisfaction derived from eating a slice of fresh bread makes the work of mixing and kneading well worth it!

In our journey towards healing and health, can we invest in small ways in anticipation of the body’s innate ability to heal itself?  I encourage you as you seek physical restoration, to work patiently with your body, waiting in hopeful expectation for recovery.