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January 13th, 2011

It seems like everyone is reaching out in some way to those affected by the floods, i I loved this paragraph from an article this morning on the floods, by, Jane Fynes-Clinton  a Courier Mail columnist.
Full article at  http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/hope-amid-flooding-in-brisvegas/

We must remember those hit hardest by the floods are beaten but not bowed; they are survivors, not victims.

There is a huge difference. Victims look back; survivors look forward with hope.

And hope is a powerful motivator. Former long-time editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and renowned clinical psychologist Rick Snyder proved hope, applied and clung to, was empowering enough to overcome differences in physical ability, intelligence and socio-economic conditions in all manner of circumstances.
Snyder found that hope works when a plan is made to overcome a problem and a person is motivated to put the plan in action.