Hope Springs…

Mitch Teemley

Hope doesn’t float, nope, it springs. Around this time every year God reminds us he hasn’t given up on us yet.

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Man never is, but always to be blest
The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home
Rests and expatiates in a life to come”

~Alexander Pope

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“When there is nothing left to learn from the winter, move on to the spring!” ~Mehmet Murat ildan

    “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” ~Pablo Neruda

“What a strange thing
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms”
~Kobayashi Issa

         “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ~Margaret Atwood

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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43 Responses to Hope Springs…

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Beautiful ❤️💛💚

  2. beth says:

    beautiful and happy easter, jennie –

  3. Lovely and beautiful quotes, and images that do ring in hope. Happy Easter, Jennie! xx💕🌼

  4. Thank you for the amazing share, Jennie! Mitch always has great positive motivational postings. Michael

  5. beetleypete says:

    Some nice quotes, accompanied by lovely images on that blog. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. cindy knoke says:

    ✝️🐇🐰🥚 Happy Easter Jennie!

  7. Lovely share dear Jennie.. Love is all there is… And we so need to keep sharing that love and kindness in our hearts.. Some lovely quote shares… Happy Easter Jennie ❤

  8. A very worthy share, Jennie!

  9. Norah says:

    Happy spring, Jennie. The whole world is joyous with new life in spring.

    • Jennie says:

      Happy spring to you as well, Norah!

      • Norah says:

        Thank you, Jennie. I’m preparing to enjoy our autumn at the moment. 🙂

      • Jennie says:

        I knew that! Silly me. It does seem odd for both of us that our seasons are reversed. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        It does. But there are many more of you in the Northern Hemisphere than there are of us in the Southern.
        After writing that I had to look it up to see what the difference is. Apparently, 90% of the world’s population live in the Northern Hemisphere. That’s quite remarkable. But I guess it’s not surprising when almost 70% of the Earth’s land mass is in the Northern Hemisphere and only a little more than 30% in the south. And I guess that includes Antarctica too.

      • Jennie says:

        How interesting! I didn’t realize the percentages were so vastly different. When you consider the land mass it does make sense. So, happy fall to you, Norah. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        I found it fascinating too, Jennie, so I was pleased you prompted the research.
        Thank you for your wishes. I’m enjoying the (slightly) cooler weather.

      • Jennie says:

        Best to you, Norah. Enjoy the cooler weather.

      • Norah says:

        And to you, Jennie. Thank you.

  10. CarolCooks2 says:

    Happy Easter, Jennie a beautiful share, images and quotes …xx

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I went through those wonderful images as a slideshow as he makes possible. The best is the small child who went for a walk and came back with a deer!

  12. Seeing a photo like this gives me hope that there’s positive news around the corner, and I love this photo because you’ve brought nature to the forefront and in doing so encouraged positivity and hope which springs beautifully in this beautiful composition.

    Beautiful photo! 🙂

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