About Hope Rising

I want to talk about hope.

These have been some hard times for so many of us; for all sorts of reason. There are things happening that we have no experience dealing with, problems we have no experience or reference for solving.

These are good times too. There are good days happening for people all over the place, but for whatever reason, we are not talking about them. Or maybe I am not hearing it.

So for now, everyday I am going to talk to someone or write something about Hope.

I want it in my life, my conversation and my dreams.

Comments, thoughts, theories and stories of hope are welcome here.

I’m new to blogging so bear with me and all the default settings as I find my way through this.

Thanks for reading

Here’s to hope



  1. A beautiful reason to blog. I recently felt a compulsion to celebrate hope in my life. I did it by writing a piece of music titled “the thing with feathers.” It is based on Emily Dickenson’s poem,

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    that perches in the soul
    and sings the tune without words
    that never stops at all.

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    that could abash the little bird
    that kept so many warm.

    I’ve heard it in the chillest land
    and on the strangest sea
    Never in extremity
    it asked a thing of me.

    Now I have a melody ringing inside of me to go with the poem…and bring me comfort in odd moments.

    Here’s to hope.

    • Thanks so much for putting this here.

      I often heard the expression Hope is the thing with feathers, but I didn’t know where it came from. Now I know!

      thanks for reading, come back soon!

  2. This is just beautiful.

    • thanks! and thanks so much for visiting! come back soon!

  3. Hope is the strength that fills us within
    It is bright and warm
    Like the sun after a gloomy night
    Hope is change about to begin
    It is the calm within the storm
    It is courage in the face of plight

    • thanks Edwin,

      that is really lovely!

      I love that “Hope is change about to begin” I love that

      – here’s to hope

  4. Hi! I love the idea of this blog, because I feel like most of the world focuses on the bad and the hopeless. I’m so glad you came over to Feasting Responsibly and left us such a detailed comment! Thanks for adding us to your blogroll – I just want to let you know that we have moved our blog to our very own shiny new domain. So the new URL is:
    http://www.withrespectforfood.com. Thanks again!

    • thanks John, I will update my blogroll with your new link …

      I’m glad you like it here …

      I am finding that if you bring up the topic of hope .. people really do want to talk about it and feel it ….

      do come back often …..

      I will most definitely be keeping my eye on your progress ..

      – here’s to hope and here’s to healthy and soulful eating! good luck with your quest!

  5. Wow – I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your vision of hope. I’ll be following your blog and hopefully my life will be filled with more hope too.

    • Thanks so much for you kind words. I would love to have you stop by now and again.

      You’ll find nothin’ but hope here and all are welcome!

  6. Dear Hope I crossed on your blog accidentally and I have no regrets about that. I enjoy every word written by you and I wish more people would read your posts. In a postmodernist society and also a consumerist one, true values vanished away. May HOPE enlight our spirits and set us free!

    • Hi!

      What a happy accident! I’m so glad you found me!

      ‘May HOPE enlight our spirits and set us free!’

      I love that quote, thanks so much for leaving it here for other’s to see. I’m with you on that thought, most definitely!

      Looking forward to seeing you back again soon!

      have an awesome day, and thanks so much for the note. It always means so much to hear other’s thoughts on hope!

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