All the Things

A blog by Holly Papa.

Hope is an Open Heart by Lauren Thompson

by | Oct 3, 2008 | Blog | 1 comment

A book filled with beautiful, serenity inducing photographs written by Lauren Thompson. This book was inspired by the tragedy that unfolded on September 11th and else where. Thompson reminds me that hope is always there. After reading this book I felt very calm and believe in the humanity of all people. It is so easy to turn on the news and think this world is full of despair. Thompson gives me hope. She writes at the end of her book about the people in photographs demonstrating hope including victims of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami of 2004 where thousands lost their lives and homes. Also if you buy a hardback copy of this book Scholastic, Inc. will donate $1.00 to Volunteers of America up to $30,000. I think I may need to go book shopping.

I want to say thank you to Karen Thompson for reminding me to look for hope in everyday things. I find hope in watching my 6 month old sleep and hope in watching the neighbor kids play with each other on our swingset.

What gives you hope?

Reading with Hope!


1 Comment

  1. Cindy O'Neil

    I have to agree – the photographs in this book are beautiful.
    Happy Halloween!!!
    Happy reading to all mothers and children everywhere.

    Are you planning on reviewing any autobiographies?


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