A Cup of Daily Hope

Each new year brings an invitation to contemplate, reflect, review, and plan. There is a sense of needing to rush into it, to get ahead. But why rush? Who do we need to “beat”? Our lives are not a race against anyone else. We each have our own race to run, our own story to write, our own unique lives to live.

In this spirit of contemplation, I gently blow seeds of hope, happiness and goodness your way. Each sunrise brings a new opportunity to try again, to effect change and improve. We don’t just need a new year to give us permission to become a better version of ourselves. Something to remember as you drink your morning cuppa.

May your heart and spirit be lifted and inspired today and every day.

Nella Fantasia

Translated from Italian

In my fantasy I see a just world,
Where everyone lives in peace and honesty.
I dream of souls that are always free
Like the clouds that float
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

In my fantasy I see a bright world,
Where each night there is less darkness.
I dream of spirits that are always free,
Like the clouds that float.

In my fantasy exists a warm wind,
That blows into the city, like a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that float
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

Music video: Russell Watson and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performing Nella Fantasia (C) 2002 Music Group Limited

Feature Image: Rain Clouds from Märket by Niklas Sjöblom

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16 thoughts on “A Cup of Daily Hope

  1. I didn’t get to listen to the clip, but the words are beautiful. You are so right – there is always a sense of urgency when a new year begins, but there is no need to rush! Each day is a new start. If we wait until the beginning of each year to change, then that’s a lot of wasted days in between. Life is a journey, not a sprint. A great reminder to go at our own pace.

  2. I didn’t get to listen to the clip, but the words are beautiful. There is always a sense of urgency when a new year begins, but you are so right – there is no need to rush! Life is a journey, not a sprint. A great reminder to go at our own pace.

  3. “We don’t just need a new year to give us permission to become a better person of ourselves.” That’s a quote I might write out and place somewhere that I’ll see it every morning – it’s wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  4. Yes! So true! I have been thinking the make lately, that it’s not about the day. We can always make a fresh start.

    And I love what you said about not needing to ‘beat’ anyone. It’s our life, our story, and we need to tell it our way.

    Beautiful post!

  5. So true, Veronica. Any day is a great day for change, there’s no need to wait for a certain date nor rush in because tradition dictates it.

    I’ve enjoyed your lovely words and road trip photos. You seem incredibly peaceful and connected at the moment.

  6. The feeling of this post totally reflects how I am feeling at the moment…no need to rush in. With each new breath we draw in, there is a new beginning, a new chance, hope. x

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