I believe in hope

Tomorrow I leave Nairobi for home.  As I get ready for the 24 hour marathon journey a pause to think about my time here…….

I believe that hope has a home.  It lives in small places, fanned by the winds of change.

I believe that hope is our compass.  Without it we’re lost in the muddy quagmire of despair.

I believe that hope’s journey isn’t a straight line, that the twists and turns make it organic…. and that’s where surprises lie waiting to be discovered.

I believe that hope and change are inextricably linked, like chocolate and peanut butter.

I believe that hope has to be nurtured, sometimes one mere breath at a time.

I believe that cycles can be broken, that ties to the past that seemed forged in steel can be melted and that tomorrow can be better than we ever dared hope.

I believe that love is an elixir for hope.

I believe that the sun is stronger than the shadows.

I believe that it’s a long way down to the place that we started from.


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5 Responses to “I believe in hope”

  1. Caroline Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 3:22 am

    The picture is beautiful and the words are that much more and powerful. This must be published. I hope you do some day.

  2. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks. It was written with a specific friend in mind who needs the power of hope right now. It really is reflective of what I believe. And I simply love Sarah McLauchlan’s line in her Ice Cream song, now that’s powerful.

  3. Kristina Says:
    December 10th, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Exactly what I needed to read at this moment. Perfect. Thank you lovely. Hope to see you soon.

  4. Lee-Anne Ragan Says:
    December 11th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Ahhh, thanks. I wrote this for a certain someone who was in some need of hope. I think we all need hope; at times more than others. Hope (!) our paths cross again soon too.

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    February 18th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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