This blog post was originally posted on learningwithhope.blogspot.com on April 23, 2009. I believe these posts reflect what we can learn about being okay with hope as we navigate through the pandemic.
Below are some of the hopes that participants at a “Diabetic Peer Support Hope Retreat” named after participating in hope activities.
I wanted to share these hopes because on the first night together the theme centred around hopes for a cure.
By the third day together, the participants’ hopes had shifted and that elevated my hope. When I saw them at a follow-up session, three weeks later, the first thing I heard one participant say to another was, “Do you want to walk with me three times a week at the mall?” Another participant shared what he has been collecting in his hope bag since we last met.