Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15

Where does hope live?

The Bluebirds of Hope have been quiet for a couple of days. This project has been a true exercise for me. I know I have said it in previous postings but the more days that pass the more interesting it gets. And when I say interesting I mean hard. Pulling the hope from within to share with you is easy some days and not so much on others. Sure I could write something everyday that sounded like a Hallmark card but that is not the point. I am doing this because it isn’t easy pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps everyday. Some days we just don’t feel like it. And if it goes to long then we get apathetic and the world becomes a bleak place.

Part of the reason I decided to do this project is that I have the time. I don’t have any work this month when I need to work this month. The idea of sharing hope with the world when I needed some myself seemed like a good exercise in faith. I still believe in the concept. But I have to walk the walk if I am going to talk the talk.

This week I hit a wall and what I realized was that with this project being daily I am counting the days and by counting the days I am focusing more and more that I don’t have work. And then the fear starts rolling in like high tide.

Now I am not complaining, I am explaining where I stand… because I don’t think I am standing alone here. And so I had to take a step back and breathe. Breathe out the fear and breathe in the faith. Already a solution has arrived and I can focus on the issues at hand: bluebirds.

Hope is wishing that something good will happen. Faith is knowing that it will. And Trust is total confidence that it will all be taken care of.

So stay tuned there could be a Bluebird landing somewhere near you…


  1. Stacie have you thought that people might be interested in purchasing blue birds from you? I would! I hear that you need a job; maybe the birds can give some hope back to you! I love that you are doing this unselfish, soulful project. Making these birds and selling them is a way of extending that to feed yourself in a practical way. Just an idea from a bluebird lover.
    xo Lisa

  2. The bluebirds are not for sale. They are a gift. They are giving me hope just by making them & giving them away... and in that way they are feeding me. Thank you Lisa.