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Quote over green mandala - “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~Michelangelo

I love this quote. It certainly inspires me to aim higher, especially for the things that matter most.

What matters most to you these days?  And are you aiming high enough?  And how does hope factor into the equation?

For me, hope is the ultimate belief that by digging deeper and aiming higher, I can do more than I might have thought possible.  You see, there’s an alchemy in hope.  It’s quite transformative.

But you have to believe for it to hold such power.

That brings me to the subject of today’s blog, and the last post dedicated to the joy habit of hope. And it’s probably the one that will have the most impact on future generations.

silhoutte of dozens of people surrounding a globe on a pedestal with a tree growing out the top.

But before I reveal what it is, just to recap, the first week’s topic was on Hope for Health representing the letter “H” in the word Hope.  In that blog I shared a new book I’m reading about how to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.  Powerful reading.

The second 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 post-pandemic reality we are facing.

Last week’s offering was about Hope for Purpose, representing the letter “P”, where I explained why I felt that it is one of the most important things you can have.

Finally, this week, which represents the last letter in the word Hope, the letter “E”, stands for Hope for the Environment.  If you guessed it right, you get a “Green Star”!

graphic of an apple with a globe/map overlaid

Referring back to the essence of the Michelangelo quote at the beginning of this post, when it comes to the environment, I don’t think we can aim high enough.  As a species, we are living on borrowed time!

Just like we can no longer ignore the social injustices and inequities that were magnified over the last year, we can no longer ignore the cries from Mother Earth. The evidence is clear.

But even if you don’t believe the science, most of us have experienced the dramatic effects of a planet out of balance in some way or other.

But as always, I have hope.

I have hope that the global consciousness will rise to a critical mass that will become the new paradigm for how we collaborate with one another, to not only protect our planet, but to also enable it to heal and flourish.

I have hope that we will be kinder to all life forms, following the examples that were modelled by indigenous peoples and are once again being honoured today for their wisdom.

And I have hope that the things we do today, which will affect the next seven generations, will be seen as heroic and generous and not as cowardly and greedy.

It’s time for all of us to put our hopes into action. The future is watching.

Love from your Joy Mama,

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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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