As part of this week’s Hope Challenge, I have decided to participate and post some examples of my own that I will be Hoping to accomplish this week. Without concrete goals, maintaining a feeling of Hope is rather difficult. Hope requires a destination. It arises when we move towards that destination with positive action, but it first requires we know where we are headed. I will be posting three goals for this week as well as one long term goal and I will follow up with my POSITIVE ACTION post to let you know how I fared.
1: Short Term – Organize My Closet
This may not seem like a very inspiring action, unless you consider that I do not have a closet, but rather a floor and a laundry room. And way too many clothes. Clothes I never wear. Clothes that clutter my space. Clothes that I cannot tell if they are dirty or clean it has been so long that they are in the laundry room… I am a bit of a pig sometimes…
This week I am going to take some garbage bags to my bedroom and laundry room and sort out the clothes I need from the clothes I do not. I will wash all the ones I need and organize them on a bookshelf that is sitting empty in my room. I will donate the bags of clothing to the Salvation Army. And I will feel much better for doing it.
2: Short Term – Foster a Sense of Receiving
This one may seem a little vague, but I have been single for 8 months and I still miss my ex every day. I sometimes get caught up in the feeling that I will never meet anyone else. I think to myself that my last girlfriend was perfect for me, or so I remember, and she got bored with me. So how could I ever find anyone that will feel the same way for me as I do for them?
This week I will move forward with the knowledge that my last girlfriend was not perfect for me. She was just a person, like any other. I am Love, so anyone I meet will be perfect for me, provided they are willing to give me a chance.
This week I will keep my eye open for those chances. And I will remember that I am here to receive Love, because I am Love.
3: Short Term – Eat more Vegetables
It is funny, as I look through my bags of seeds and prepare the ground at the farm I realize that 90% of these vegetables never grace my refrigerator and if they do, they rarely make it to my stomach. I am growing this garden for the Alternate Economy because I like to garden and to be outside and to give to my peers. I don’t really care that much for vegetables…
That isn’t really true, there is just a certain amount of effort that goes along with cooking a meal involving fresh veggies. Not much effort, just a little bit more. And it is that little bit of effort I rarely decide to make.
So this week I am going to make an effort. I am not only going to buy some new and interesting vegges that I never cook with, but I am also going to cook them! Sometimes I am guilty of forgetting about things until it is too late. This week I will make an effort to expand my diet. For both my health and my peace of mind.
4: Long Term – Reach 250,000 People Ready to Live in Love
This one you guys are probably familiar with, but I keep reminding you because I need your help. I WILL reach 250,000 people, and sooner than you might guess. This blog is sitting at 2,079 followers as of today. But I need your help. I have been overwhelmed with the number of reposts and references this 8 week challenge has received. I would Love to see that continue.
For this goal I will not be changing much. I have been working towards this goal since October of 2011. And I don’t plan on stopping. Even if it kills me, which it probably will. But everyday I log on to this blog and I am filled with Hope for the future. I go to sleep and when I wake up 5 new people have found my blog. There are always new comments every time I return to my computer. Thank you all so much for being so involved in this project! Please know that even if I do not respond, I read every single comment and Love you all for your contributions!
Thank you for helping me get to where I am today. I can’t wait to show you what I am capable of!
I do that same thing with veggies sometimes: buy them, then just don’t eat them. It’s like some mind imp digs in its little heels & simply refuses to consder it. This is especially so when I’m telling myself I SHOULD eat such & such. So, good luck with this! You could blurb a bit about how you cooked it, etc.
You will make it to any goal, my friend. But don’t put too much pressure on it, always remember the easyness and the flow. My biggest goal is: daring. Getting rid of the blockades in any case like creativity, spontaneous acting, following my heart and love as well. Daring to put it out there without fear. I’m still not the brave person I want to be.
We will all evolve, it’s so exciting.
Love to you,
I am holding all your intentions, Tristan. I believe in you! Everything you are doing is admirable even if it seems insignificant.
I know we are who we choose to be. I choose love, too. I am joyful knowing more and more people are waking up and becoming aware of their internal gifts: love, compassion and gratitude. Have fun with your goals and enjoy the process!
With blessings of love, joy and gratitude,
I have no doubts that you will reach many many more Tristan.. And as you cast out that pebble, so will the ripples flow.
There are many out there already and waiting, just not knowing what they are waiting for… Its people like yourself that this world will need going forward in the future.. My heartfelt love and Blessings are sent to you and your project.. ~Sue
Love the fact that you are making goals that you mostly have control over. They will absolutely give you hope. Have you read my thoughts about good goals? http://alightfilledlife.com/goals/
😀 It’s people like you I want to surround myself with. I am sure there are more than 250, 000 people out there like me, too. We all just need to help one another in reaching out. *sharing your blog in my blogroll in the next minute* 😉 -Jenn
Thank you. I appreciate your help.