Journey Into Hope day 10

Well what an amazing couple of days I have had in Port Macquarie. I have had much time to reflect and absorb the language of hope. I am hopeful because yesterday there were two thunderstorms here and I got absolutely drenched! Weather can change life can change, I can change. I went to visit theContinue reading “Journey Into Hope day 10”

Hope of koalas day 14

THE WORD KOALA COMES FROM AN ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE. Koala derives from the Dharug language, which was spoken by the Darug people living in present-day New South Wales, and has also been written as koola, kulla, and kula. Interestingly; the aboriginal and native people of Australia were the first ones to discover koalas and on the basis of the koalas’ habitat whichContinue reading “Hope of koalas day 14”

Journey into hope day 13

life is for living Bill Keane: ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present’ Let us reflect Reflections today comprise whether Bill Keane is correct in his view of the present moment. Having travelled a journey of hope for the past thirteenContinue reading “Journey into hope day 13”

Journey into hope day 11

Wow! I am amazed time has gone so rapidly, since I started this hope experiment. So much has happened in such a short time. It seems so long ago I was standing and watching the panoply of light blaring over Sydney Harbour. Today I would like to discuss loss. Yesterday I met a beautiful youngContinue reading “Journey into hope day 11”

Hope into rain day 9

So today I went to visit the beautiful survivors that are the koalas. They have managed to struggle through bushfires, their mothers’ being hit by a car and one even clung to a car bonnet for about 350 metres as the car was driving! Just watching Mary, who is blind but oh so happy withContinue reading “Hope into rain day 9”

Travel into hope day 8

I am now on a train on my way to Port Macquarie. In my own small way I want to support the Australian economy by visiting the koala hospital using public transport. I am hopeful that Australia will come through this terrible time and rebuild its shattered communities. I have been struck by the storiesContinue reading “Travel into hope day 8”

Journey into hope day 7

I am going to visit the Port Macquarie koala hospital tomorrow. I am feeling excited about fulfilling a dream. I have asked myself why I feel so connected to these furry ones. Perhaps it is their vulnerability, because they only eat eucalyptus and they cannot run. They are also very endearing. I feel very connectedContinue reading “Journey into hope day 7”

Journey into hope day 6

St Augustine describes hope as stretching our hearts. This is in the context of stretching our desire to see God. I like this view and feel it can also be applied to the concept of hope per se as well as hope in God. It is somewhat different from the negative overtones in the Pandora’sContinue reading “Journey into hope day 6”

Journey into hope day 5

So, as I shared with you all yesterday I had a battle with hope for the entire day. I still feel sad deep down within me that my travel plans have been disrupted. Yesterday, I listened to a fascinating pod cast on hope called ‘In our time: Hope (summer repeat on Apple Podcasts). This discussesContinue reading “Journey into hope day 5”

Recipe of hope day 4

A battle against despair Hello everyone. So, when I started this site, I promised to be transparent and write with integrity, so here goes. Yesterday I had my biggest challenge of the New Year. Due to very very unforeseen circumstances regarding my accommodation, I am having to cut short a most wonderful, dreamy, relaxing holidayContinue reading “Recipe of hope day 4”