What do you believe is the greatest gift you could ever offer someone?

I believe it is hope.

I believe hope to be the greatest all time gift you could ever offer someone.

Hope comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in the form of stories. It comes in the form of people. It comes in the form of writing. It comes in the form of nature. It comes from a smile and a simple text message to a friend or lover. It comes in the form of children. It comes in a hug or a laugh. It comes in the form of understanding. There are all kinds of shapes and sizes hope comes floating in.

I named my blog Hope Sized Stories because to me, hope is the greatest gift you could ever give someone. Finding hope in the ordinary because hope is the one ingredient that makes a story extraordinary. And sometimes for people finding hope is hard. For some it’s like digging around like you are digging in your purse to find your keys or cellphone; digging around for hope like you are digging all over your yard for that misplaced treasure. Sometimes we try and try and try to find hope, to just catch a glimpse of it, a small sliver would do, but sadly for some of us at certain moments and times, we just can’t find it.

But hope is always there. And we as human beings need to remind others that it is there. In our laughs, in our smiles, in our hugs, in our words, in our eyes, in our love, in our lives…..it is there.

Let’s continue to remind others of hope and let’s continue to give out hope every day. Every single day.

We all have Hope Sized Stories.

Love & Blessings,


“Good writing succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head.” ~Malcolm Gladwell