Monday, December 13, 2010

{offering hope}

 Affirmation Card

sometimes hanging on to hope seems almost impossible.  there have been times this year when hope has felt so completely out of my reach, when darkness has taken hold of me and seeped into my core.  those have been the truly awful times, the ones where i wondered how i could go on, if i could go on, what option there was but to go on putting one foot in front of the other, knowing that i would always want more.

recently though i have been gifted hope in subtle and yet profound ways.  it has opened my eyes to the amazing impact that small acts of kindness can bring and i've grabbed hold of it with all my heart.

i wondered if you might know someone who could use some hope right now.  is there someone in your life who is putting one foot in front of the other, being brave when they really want to cry or stay in bed or give up. do you think that a small act of random kindness might make a difference in their life.

together i'd like to make a difference.

email me at tinniegirl(at) with the address details of a person you would like to send some hope to.  i'll send them a small package to let them know that they are loved.  i can do this on your behalf or anonymously, whichever you would prefer.  i'm going to send out three packages of hope into the universe in the next week.

i look forward to hearing from you.


  1. What a beautiful thing to do, you are a wonderful person. xx

  2. Wow, C. You really are gorgeous to your very core.

  3. I am totally covered in goosebumps! Truly, you are a beautiful loving human. Thank-you for reminding me that I can always do more. xox

  4. Blogger just ate my comment!!

    You're a good soul, Ms Tinnie. A good sort altogether. xxx

  5. What a precious idea. Love it that you are sending sunshine out into the world, and I hope you have more of it in yours these daysXx

  6. Wow. I am so amazed by your generosity that I'm moved to do the same. When I read this post it really hit home, because I've been grasping for hope all year (due to a serious illness that's still with me). There's been plenty of times that all I've wanted, more than anything, is for someone to reach out and care. It makes me sad to think that it never occurred to me to do the same for someone else who may be struggling just like I am. I think I'm going to have to change that. Thank you!

  7. Brilliant idea Cathy. Truly lovely.

  8. What a gorgeous idea're a total Sweetheart ;)xo.