The song above was posted by a favorite non-profit organization of mine called “To Write Love On Her Arms” which is a movement dedicated to presenting hope & finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, & suicide. I have decided to start a blog series about hope, it has it’s own page and will have multiple contributors. I know there are probably plenty of places out on the web that can provide hope, I just want to add to that. I am inviting anyone and everyone to share their ideas, thoughts, stories, poems, songs, trials and triumphs centered on hope.
I am a suicide survivor. I have seen what happens when hope is lost. I know how it feels to lose it, I know the pain of looking in the mirror and thinking that there is no reason to keep going, and yet the only thing to keep me going was the thought, the hopeful thought, that it will get better, that an hour from this moment, a minute, or a day, or a week, or a year, it will get better. That is the hope that sustains us.
I’ve been part of some powerful documentary projects, you’ve seen my posts about the listen series, I also co-produced a doc with my husband about fear, within these projects I’ve gained a stronger sense of hope and I believe others have too. I want to keep sharing this, I want to spread hope like a wildfire, because it is the one thing that I have seen that will keep people going.
Will you join me?