I HOPE your ice is slowly melting

I HOPE your dead place is coming alive like this dead and discouraged unemployment office in Madrid came alive when a small flash mob materialized.

I HOPE you know that just as everything can go horribly wrong in only five minutes, so in five minutes your face can be lifted up.

I HOPE you know that a tiny bit of joy you contribute can go deeper and farther than you’d ever imagine.

I HOPE you see that where and when you contribute your little piece of joy can magnify it and make it mean more.

I HOPE you realize that just as George Harrison never knew a little song he created while walking in a garden would surprisingly encourage unemployed Spaniards forty-three years later, so something you do today can live.

I HOPE you know you have the power to leave any situation better than you found it. How do I know you have that power? Because you are a human being created by God in his image and that’s what he does.

Maybe I appreciate this more because there was a season long ago when I spent a lot of time in an office like this with no one to sing to me.

Please sing.

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About the Author


Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).


  1. I so needed that.

  2. Elaine

    Thank you. Hard week of dying & death for our family. After the ice and snow, it is clear. The memorial is this evening. We needed to be reminded of the Son; He comes and the darkness flees!

  3. I often think to myself that you never know what’s really going to stick with a person, an off hand insult that you just throw out because you think it’s funny or just a little word of encouragement. Even a small encouraging note can be someones “Here Comes the Sun”, that being said, thanks for this. I live in Chicago and sometimes the (figurative and literal) winter seems endless.

    • Thanks David. I think baseball spring training starts in 2 weeks :)

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