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Hopes for the Future

posted Jan 21, 2021, 1:00 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Jan 23, 2021, 2:12 PM ]
by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Poised at the beginning of a new year, with the advent of spring just around the corner, the time is ripe for hopes to arise and plans to be made. Although appearances may differ, at their core most beings have similar dreams and aspirations. When asked the simple question, “What are your hopes for the future?” this is how several visitors to the FRC responded:

“Health and security. I’m glad to be where I am. I just moved into a new house and I’m looking forward to things getting better.”

Mary Hugueley
Food Bank Volunteer

“Positivity. Food. A roof over my family’s head. I want my family to be healthy and happy and for me to grow more as a human.”

Alexis Lantz

“It’s hard for me to look past tomorrow. My hope is that we recognize our fellow man and continue to support one another.”

Nicole McNeely
Director, Food Bank of Nevada County

“I want all children to thrive without any struggle.”

Hiroko Greenberg
Mother of two

“I would like to find the Spiderman toy I lost on the playground and I would like a real time machine so I could go back in time and see real dinosaurs.”

Mason Ryan
Kindergarten Student


Nancy Lorenz
Community Volunteer

“I just want people to love each other.”

Jessi Gray
Artist & Mom

Whoever we are, our humanity and basic human needs bind us together. Food, shelter, happy healthy children, mutual support, to find what has been lost, love and a peaceful world are universal goals shared by all. A future where all things are possible, where we truly can live in a peaceful, loving world and travel back in time to see real dinosaurs is a future worth working to achieve. May we all achieve such worthwhile dreams. The sooner we do so, the better.