Since I began the task of naming 1001 reasons for hope, I’ve met other hopeful bloggers. So while I inch closer to 100, then 200, then 1001, I’ll be part of a growing number of people adding to the chorus of hope. Together we’ll make harmonies that ripple outward.
What we’re doing isn’t new. Nowadays people tend to think of the “law of attraction” in terms of material success rather than spiritual wealth, but we hope bloggers are more focused on inspiration and joy than on cars, clothes, houses, and luxury vacations.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I figure if enough of us celebrate the best in each other instead of the worst, we can be a mighty force for change. Buddha is often quoted as having said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” And one of the most popular quotes attributed to Jesus is, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
So that’s what we’re doing, we hope bloggers. We may be cockeyed optimists, but the alternative is despair. And maybe, just maybe, hope will go viral.
Here are the URLs and Twitter links for a few of my companions on this journey. They might not all identify themselves as hope bloggers, but their blogs are full of hope, joy, and inspiration. I’ll share others as we go along. Feel free to share your own favourites.