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a sale, a giveaway, a little hope

a sale

I thought I would have a little spring cleaning sale over in my etsy shop, the little room.

Everything is 20% off the listed price for the next few days. After you buy something through etsy, just wait to pay until you receive a revised invoice from me through paypal that reflects the sale price.

This morning, the grey and the rain came back to visit; I found myself sighing thinking it would stay all day. I sent out a little whisper of hope that the sun would push through the clouds a bit, just for a while. This evening, the blue sky peeked out from behind the grey and we have the windows open again to all that spring has brought us. It astounds me sometimes what a little blue sky and the windows open can do for a person, can do for an outlook, can do for a heart.

Tonight, I feel hope blooming a bit as the sun shines through the window. As I walk this current path on my journey, this path of grief mixed with beautiful happiness, this path of life, I find letting hope bloom to be a little gift I can give myself.

I thought it might be fun to share some of that hope through a giveaway today:


A new soul mantra necklace "hope.full" (spelled in that SARK-inspired sort of way).

To win this necklace, just leave a comment sharing a piece of hope you have in your heart, in your world...

updated 4/27: comments are now closed. thank you for all your incredible pieces of hope....

Reader Comments (42)

that which is true and authentic and vulnerable is infinitely more compelling than that which is reserved and professional and immovable. i am enough as i am. and that gives me hope.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlynnette

I have learned that I am on the right path. And that gives me hope that my dreams will come true.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

hoping that each day i move more and more toward my authentic self. closer to the wildness and beauty within.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaper Wings

I hope that when my 16 year old daughter is grown she and I can be friends and look past this difficult teenager time.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Being hopeful is living in the moment--a vulnerable place to be. There is no reward for giving up. The Rolling Stones sing it well: "You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you need" .

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOh! Bama

The piece of hope I have in my heart thinks this: it's all going to happen the way it's going to happen, without my input. I don't actually have to work hard too hard for this one wonderful wish. I just have to let it go.

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There has been a lot of need to be reminded of hope in my life lately, and I'm thankful that even in my darkest times I know that hope is my heartbeat, hope is my breath in and my exhale out. It is the sound of laughter in children of all ages and a smile that stranger offers 'just because'. Hope fuels us, even when we forget.


April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladybug

I stand in hope that God will give me all the strength I need to keep moving forward courageously.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaundrygirl

What gives me hope -- my kids -- when I find dark times they will do something that makes me feel better and gives me hope that all will be well :)

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

My hope is to inspire through my photography. I hope I'm moving in that direction now :)

Beautiful give-away!

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

i love a give-away!

i am hopeful that all of the april showers and (gray cold)definitely bring may's flowers.

thinking of you. xoxo

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

I am hopeful that while it's currently grey and stormy that I am on the right path and no fallen tree or luring smell of bacon from someone's nearby campfire can coax me from the path or keep me from climbing over the hurdles and sticking to the path! Without hope, I may as well just sit down in the mud (and I hate mud).

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertoniadavenport

i hope that all the beautiful Goddesss above me receive all their hopes ....and hope that all your retreat dreams are fulfilled ......... oh yes they will we know they will..... xx Carole xx

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i hope that i can keep this lightness within me for a very, very, very long time.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermisty

Hope for me is that wish that when my eyes open in the morning the anxiety is gone and the spring coming in through the windows also comes into my bruised heart.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hope for my family and me for good health and happiness and for me just to keep plodding along to reach my goals;)

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise S.

I hope the economy turns around and those that have lost their jobs will find peace and security.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhenna73

I'm hopeful that we are on our way to living the life we are meant to live. Hopeful in my children and their beautiful future. Hopeful that life is grand and I am so lucky to be living every day.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly and Kelly

i am hope-full because more people acknowledged our earth yesterday than ever before. and more people's eyes are opened every day.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

My kids give me hope. My son wakes up every morning saying "this is going to be a great day." And so it is.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Delman

hi, liz.

giving me hope right now is the loving, constant and positive presence of God, my family and friends in my life at a time when other things change (i am moving to a new home and have lost hours and income at one job) and when i want some of those other things to change (i am searching for a different kind of primary work, one that is not so hard on me, in this tough economy).

thanks for sharing of yourself and for the opportunity to win a beautiful necklace!


April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I hope that love really does conquer all. That positivity is more contagious than negativity. That hard work does pay off. That true friends are forever. And that my two lilac bushes will bloom sooner than later.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

i am hopeful that with each new day, a bit more of peace and understanding will grasp hold of hearts around the world ... :)

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdaisies

A giveway! Oooo, yea!

My hope is....that this is not the end of my story. Amazing, magnificent, universe-inspired things await me. In finding my true self, and shedding what no longer serves me, I am opening the door to unimaginable possibilities.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNerdy Renegade

my 23-year-old cousin is battling colon cancer. i would love to have this for her. if i don't win i will, definately, be purchasing one for her. it's beautiful!

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissie bickel

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