things that give you hope*


Trust cards from Jen Lemen, otherwise known as Lovebombs: A unexpected burst of goodness and hope.

Pure magic in music. This made my heart heart burst wide open.

Brene Brown’s birthday message.

Rebar’s inflatable street furniture: Bushwaffle

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  1. jenlemen

    thanks, A! *you* give me hope, sister.
    and i really, really loved brene’s birthday message, too.

  2. amy

    thank you for those lovely links. all of them are so good for the soul. i followed a link to the kids’ choir blog and watched a couple more of their performances. during a performance with them neil finn called it ‘the most hopeful sound on earth’. how beautiful.

  3. Nicole

    You have a special gift. You spread hope, joy, and love everywhere you go. Even when the words aren’t your own you have a special way of finding the very best that others have to offer, too, and bringing it all togther into one place so that inspiration and love can reach even further.

  4. Terri


  5. Patricia

    Andrea, thank you for the wonderful gift idea. I think that the Trust cards will be perfect or my younger sister (who battles 2 types of cancer) and for my 80 year old mother who just needs a random treat in her day. As always, your blog inspires and enlightens. fondly, Patricia

  6. Catherine

    beautiful handful of goodness. Thank you for the links. They all made my day a bit brighter!

  7. emily

    wow, listening to that children’s chorus gave me goosebumps! thanks, i needed a lift 🙂

  8. Tara

    ** M A G I C ***

  9. Fatemeh

    Today I want to trust the captain!

  10. Mariella

    It all makes my heart sing! Such yumminess!! Thank you for sharing it …I especially needed to hear Brene Brown’s wonderful words. xoxo, ~ M.

  11. gayle

    I fell so in love with the Trust cards, and 2 people very special to me will be getting them for the holidays.

  12. Susan

    Thank you for these tidbits!
    So I bought Jen’s cards (just love them) and also “The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting” by Brene Brown. 🙂

  13. heather

    Hey Andrea! I loved the childrens chorus SO MUCH! I just saw Coldplay a little over a week ago and as much as that filled my heart – this was better!!!

  14. deb

    thanks for sharing! you are my hero.

  15. mytopography

    Thank you for the music link. It made my entire day.

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