Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Words of hope

My heart aches for so many people around the world these days. So many tragedies, so much conflict, so much just doing it tough with illness, life and living.

So quite unexpectedly I just sat down in my studio over the weekend and wrote words of hope.  I tore up some paper, got out some balsa wood, grabbed some colourful and smile-inducing acrylic inks and made marks on paper.

Then I selected some positive words and wrote them out.

I ended up doing a few sets of words. These are the words sets, and I made three bundles of each set of words.

1. Trust, Dream, Believe
2. Wish, Wonder, Love
3. Begin, Shine, Delight
4. Dance, Create, Inspire





It just seems to me that we need more words, more thoughts, more deeds of hope and good intention now than we ever have before.

I wrapped each set in beautiful Habu thread, and slipped them into glassine envelopes.  They sit, poised to head out into the world, to let people know they are cared for and thought of. To let people know we wish them hope and wonder and the chance to dream and believe.

Please let me know if you know of somebody who you think could use a set. Just email me.

Go well.

26 comments:

  1. You're a thoughtful being, Fiona. It sure is a feeling of gratitude I have held inside me over the last weeks. People may say thoughts don't do much, what can I do, how can I help, etc... but the thing is I believe that thoughts DO count and if everyone focused their energy on peace and love, well - perhaps there would be a shift on earth..... beautiful work. x

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    1. Thanks Louise - I agree that the more we think about the peacefulness, happiness and well-being that we wish the whole world could have, the more chance we have of creating it. Sometimes I think to myself, it starts with me...go well.

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  2. Such a lovely thought Fiona.

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    1. Thanks J - I think I have almost come to think that little gifts of hope and dreaming matter more than anything else I can do at these times...go well.

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  3. F - I love these little bundles of hope and joy - we could all use a bundle of these in these dark times. B

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    1. Thanks B - a little reaching out to others never hurt did it? I hope the folk who hold them feel the care and the love behind them...go well.

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    1. Thanks Lyndell - the small act of kindness of reaching out sharing with folk that we care can mean a lot at times I think. I am happy that 6 sets have been sent on their way...go well.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. Brought tears.

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    1. Thank you Tan - I do think these precious moments of reaching out, these tokens, these signs of care and concern can let folk know they are held, heard and cared for when they need it. Go well.

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  6. These are so simple and beautiful. I'm away from home a lot just now and these are a joy to come home to.

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    1. Thanks Charlton, I am glad they greeted you on your return. It's good to reach out and share our care for others in small ways. Go well.

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  7. Thank you Marleen - dank u (?) Small thoughts, small actions, small gifts can be welcomed and valued at times I think. Go well.

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  8. this is such a fine-fiona thing to do. ordinary excellence.

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    1. I love that notion of ordinary excellence Velma, thank you. Small gestures, reaching out, a personal touch or word...things we can do to make a small difference here and there. Go well.

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  9. What a wonderful idea. Such powerful words and we do need them along with more positive actions towards peace and hope.

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    1. Thank you Donna - words of hope and hope and goodwill; as you say the more we share the more we can hope. Go well.

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  10. These are so positive and joyful. Love them!

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    1. Thanks Seth, sending positive thoughts to folk and sharing a sense of the positive is a good thing I hope. Go well.

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  11. You really are one of the 'special' people Fiona. That you care enough to do this says a lot about you. Reading the positive responsive comments just proves that as ye sow, so shall ye reap.

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    1. Lesley - thank you. It isn't much in the big scheme of things, but I am pleased that I have been able to send a few out on behalf of others...go well.

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    1. Thanks Sharmon - there are still some available for folk who need them.

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