Let’s talk about hope.

Imagine you’ve taken a gnarly spill down the side of a mountain while you were on a therapeutic dawn hike.  Your leg is cactus, you won’t be walking on that flesh-coloured bag of mashed potato.  You ended up out here on an impulse at first light and no one knows you’re here. 

So now what kumquat? 

There are a few ideas to entertain…  Can you drag yourself and that over-cooked-noodle of a leg back to civilisation?  Will some other soul searcher be trekking by these parts any time soon?  Maybe the wonder of modern tech has you covered and your mobile phone can coo-ee within the limited range of reception on the dark side of the mountain. 

Any of these ideas will give you the strength to go on, and all of these ideas represent hope.

Hope breaks the chains of helplessness and gives you the power to keep on pushing. In your darkest moment, if you locate a single glimmering skerrick of hope you will go on to see that possibility through.  Send in your journal musings about HOPE and your words might appear as our feature post! 

Want some more inspo?  Check out this incredible, thought-provoking podcast by Martin Seligman on Radio National from 2018 here (and because you’ll probably love it and need to hear more I’ll leave part 2 here), if nothing else his teddy bear voice will make you feel all fuzzy.


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Charli Weinrauch is a Brisbane-based blogger and creator of Happy Hive Mind.


Siobhan Gale · 28 February 2021 at 5:15 pm

Very interesting post. Thought provoking. Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life

Gene · 6 April 2021 at 2:44 pm

I’m new to journaling. Prompts are helpful.

    happyhivemind · 7 April 2021 at 12:57 am

    Hi Gene!
    How is your journey with journaling going? I am about to work on another writing prompt so check back in a week or so.
    Get in touch if you need any help or tips!

Unwanted Life · 6 April 2021 at 6:56 pm

What is expect after having that accident after going for a run would be to wake up from my dream, because it’s very unlikely I’d ever be going for a dawn run ha ha ha

Mary Monique · 7 April 2021 at 12:41 pm

This is an interesting read! Never thought of looking at it that way. Thanks for sharing!


I am here… – all kinds of time · 15 March 2021 at 12:24 pm

[…] notes down some time. Anyway, they are in there, I promise. One I just remembered was a post about Hope inspired by my blogging and real-life friend Charli over at Happy Hive Mind. I LOVE it when my […]

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