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quote over indigo mandala - "What oxygen is to the lunghs, such ias hope to the meaning of life." - EMil Bruner

What do you hope will improve in your orbit over the coming months?  More gatherings with your friends and family?  More certainty about your job?  More rest, better health, more time?

If you’re feeling stressed and want things to change, remember that hope gives strength to a belief that things will be better. And it’s a really important joy habit to cultivate.

During this month in which I’ve dedicated my weekly Joy Journals to the joy habit of hope, I am focusing on one major theme each week that begins with one of the letters in the word HOPE.

The first week was on the topic of Hope for Health representing the letter “H”.  In that blog I shared a new book I’m reading about how to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.  As a “woman of a certain age”, I am finding it particularly relevant in my life right now.

Last week’s blog was on the topic of Hope for Oneness representing the letter “O”. It was a call to action to allow the power of collective hope to ready us for the new reality we are facing, post-pandemic.

This week’s offering for the letter “P’ stands for Hope for Purpose, which in my opinion, is one of the most important combinations you can have.  Purpose gives life meaning.  And hope fuels the action.  As Jean Houston said in her book Jump Time, “Hope gives us energy and motivation and avails the human mind of its finest treasures.”

So, what are your finest treasures? 

What are the quantities and passions you posses that could be bestowed upon the world to make it a better place?

What purpose burns deep within your heart, but perhaps hasn’t yet been made manifest?

And why not?

quote over yellow mandala - “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’” ~ Author Unknown

I believe that each one of us was born with a purpose, a sacred mission.  And that once acknowledged, the power of hope kicks in to allow us to envision the possibilities.

But without hope, your dream is never allowed to incubate and as a consequence you might give up before your purpose is ever fully realized.  Hope should be inspirational and aspirational.  Remember it’s the fuel that powers the action.

In a few months, I’ll be dedicating the entire month’s newsletter and weekly blogs to the joy habit of Be on Purpose, so you’ll want to check that out for sure if this subject interests you.  My “hope” is that it will inspire you to define your purpose more clearly and then to live it joyfully every day.

I leave you now with the back of one of my Joy Medicine Cards from Day 27 – Be Hopeful, based on my book Being Joy™.

Gloria's quote over blue mandala - Hope is here and always has. I just can't always see it. Today I open heart to hear Spirit saying "believe it."

Until next time, let your hope be resolute, your heart be open, and your joy be ever expanding.

Love from your Joy Mama,

Gloria Stewart signature

P.S.    If you haven’t already read my book Being Joy™, it’s a simple 40-day practice of replacing old self-defeating beliefs with new empowering joy habits. As your vibrational frequency increases, you’ll not only experience more joy, but you’ll also be a beacon of hope for others who have forgotten their own joy.  Please join me on this important mission by ordering your copy today!

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