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I hope that I will always be for each person
what he or she needs me to be.
I hope that each person’s death will diminish me,
but that fear of my own will never diminish my joy of life.
I hope that my love for those whom I like will never lessen
my love for those whom I do not.
I hope that another person’s love for me will never
be a measure of my love for him or her.
I hope that everybody will accept me as I am,
but that I never will.
I hope that I will always ask for forgiveness from others,
but will never need to be asked for my own . . .
I hope that I will always recognize my limitations,
but that I will construct none.
I hope that loving will always be my goal,
but that love will never be my idol.
I hope that everyone will always have hope.

-Henri Nouwen

I read this poem and cried! This is ME! How many of you have hope like this?

In His Love,

Lily
Posted By: Elder Lily Jenkins
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 9:46PM
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Great Post! I can relate.
Saturday, October 25th 2008 at 9:54PM
Chris Gloss
wonderful post, I feel this one, thanks for sharing
Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 6:52AM
This is wonderful and I Hope you will continue sharing.
Sunday, October 26th 2008 at 2:28PM
Emmanuel Brown
I like this poem...
Thank you for sharing.
I can definitely feel where the author is coming from.
I have the same hopes for myself.

Sunday, November 23rd 2008 at 5:05AM
TaNisha Gray Juisee Da Queen
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