Word of the Week – Hope

After a tumultuous week for the world I could quite easily have chosen despair as my word of the week but instead I’m choosing hope.hopeIt’s probably obvious that I purposely steer away from blogging about current affairs and my view and opinions about things like politics and religion. I have no desire to write controversial content but I will say that many events this year have just made me feel sad and worried for the future of our society.

I started thinking about how I could make a difference in the world, I’m only one person and I’m never going to be able to change the world. What I can do is hope and as they say be the change that I want to see.

My children will grow up in a loving, accepting and tolerant house. They will learn about diversity and equality and why it is so important for the whole world.

They will learn that they can fall in love with whoever they choose and make friends regardless of gender, colour or creed.

I hope that we as parents will be a good example to them. I hope they will always choose love over hate and kindness over cruelty.

I’m linking up with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence for Word of the Week.

The Reading Residence




  1. November 11th 2016 / 8:44 AM

    A thoughtful post. Hope is indeed all we have at the moment and applaud your decision to raise your family to accept everyone for what they are and to reject hate. I can only hope that more people around the world do the same and drown out the hate filled voices we have heard so much from this year.

  2. Dean of Little Steps
    November 11th 2016 / 10:23 AM

    You’ve chosen a good word. Mine is more grim, but I choose to believe that there is hope! 🙂 #wotw

  3. November 11th 2016 / 12:42 PM

    We always need hope, that’s a good way of summing up the week. My word is bad, but I still have hope x

  4. November 11th 2016 / 2:26 PM

    What a wonderful word…There is always hope! 😀 x

  5. November 11th 2016 / 2:35 PM

    Hope is such a good word for the week and like you, I shall choose to focus on how I can be the change I wish to see in the world and to teach my children to choose love over hate and kindness over cruelty. If our children grow up learning this, the world will be a much better place x #WotW

  6. November 11th 2016 / 3:39 PM

    Great word to choose and I couldn’t agree more with this post and I completely echo its sentiments x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. November 11th 2016 / 4:50 PM

    I love you’re word of the week — thanks for spreading a little hope! #wotw

  8. November 11th 2016 / 4:53 PM

    I love your word of the week — thanks for spreading a little hope! #wotw

  9. November 12th 2016 / 11:09 AM

    What a lovely post Angela. Hope is all we need indeed. There’s a phrase that says that ‘the future is as bright as our faith’ 🙂 xx

  10. mummy here and there
    November 12th 2016 / 7:06 PM

    I think you echo the thoughts of a lot of parents and all we can hope X #wotw

  11. November 13th 2016 / 1:31 AM

    You may be only one person, but if more people think like you then I believe the world can be changed. I agree with you, I think 2016 has been a sad year but we have to hope that something positive can come out of all this change, and teaching the next generation tolerance, love and acceptance of all is a great start!

  12. November 13th 2016 / 9:30 PM

    Well said and well put. I’m also concerned for future generations… #wotw

  13. November 14th 2016 / 12:09 PM

    I think we all need a little bit of hope at the moment don’t we!

  14. November 14th 2016 / 3:01 PM

    It is understandable that you live in ‘hope’ that all be well in the world. #WotW

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