16 March 2020

Week 3 of March Challenge: #98 Hope with a TWIST of Yellow!

#98 March Challenge, 2020 - Hope

What represents Hope?

Flowers (Tulips, Myrtle, Marjoram, Lotus, Daisy); castles in the air; clouds; sunshine; and sunrises; new beginnings and/or birth; energy and youth; to name only a few things.

You can tell us what represents HOPE to you.....

AND, Oh Boy,  with the Corona virus around we need all the hope we can get!

Here is some

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.

Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.

Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.

So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.

Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,

- Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM
March 13th 2020

TWIST - use yellow as the main colour

There is a prize for the Random draw 
as per usual
$15 Aust via PayPal or a 
Gift Voucher to an on-line store

Today we have two more members of the Design Team providing you with inspiration

gift card holder

That's it.

Stay safe - stay in touch - create!
You have two weeks to enter the challenge!


  1. Lovely words Susan. So full of Hope! W x

  2. I am impressed by the words on top!
    We stay inside as much as possible and lucky me: I like all kinds of crafting, so hardly a dull moment for me. Keep calm and stay healthy!
    Lia xx

  3. Gorgeous words and awesome cards. Be safe, keep well. HUGZ

  4. Congrat to Pam and the top picks. HUgz

  5. Thank you for sharing the well worded poem on the Lockdown. We all need to share things that lift the spirit!


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