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Your Voice of Hope


I come from a long line of worriers. It’s not only in my DNA, but my parents had advanced degrees in worry. If there was an Olympic event for worry, my parents would have gone gold-gold every four years.


To really begin to move towards hope, you’re going to have to train your brain to think differently. To think hopefully. And the easiest, most powerful way to do that is through your voice, through music.


Now I don’t give a rip whether or not you have any musical talent or ability. It doesn't have to follow any particular musical style. If it reminds you of hope, go for it. You can do this.


Find hopeful songs and play them, hum them, sing them. In the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the shower, in the car.


Here are a few of my favorite hopeful songs.






If you send me your favorite hopeful songs, I’ll share them within our hopeful community.


And if you’re a little bit crazy, you might write your own hope song.


Hopen’ Safari


With apologies to Surfin’ Safari, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, The Beach Boys, Capital Records(1)


[Chorus 1]

Let's go Hopen’ now

Everybody's learning how

Come on on safari with me

(Come on on safari with me)


[Verse 1]

Early in the morning we'll be starting out

Everybody will be coming along

We're loading up our courage

With our hope inside

And heading out singing our song


[Chorus 2]

Come on (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (surfing safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me

Come along (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (hopen’ safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me


[Chorus 1]

Let's go hopen’ now

Everybody's learning how

Come on on safari with me

(Come on on safari with me)


[Verse 2]

At Huntington and Malibu

They're shooting the blues

At Rincon they're walking the walk

We're going on safari to the world this year

So if you're coming get ready to go


[Chorus 2]

Come on (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (surfing safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me

Come along (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (hopen’ safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me


[Chorus 1]

Let's go hopn’ now

Everybody's learning how

Come on on safari with me

(Come on on safari with me)


[Verse 3]

They're hopen’ in Laguna in Cerro Azul

They're kicking out in Doheny too

I tell you hopin’s mighty wild

It's getting bigger every day

From Hawaii to the shores of Peru


[Chorus 2]

Come on (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (surfing safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me

Come along (hopen’) hopeful wait and see (hopen’ safari)

Yes, I'm going to (hopen’) take you hopen’ (hopen’ safari) with me


[Chorus 1]

Let's go hopen’ now

Everybody's learning how

Come on on safari with me

(Come on on safari with me)


Be creative, be spontaneous, be authentic.


Find your voice of hope today.

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Second in a series:


Hope: From Head to Heart

Practical steps for living with hope in a hope deprived world


(1) https://youtu.be/Xv1NJzpjT4Q?t=15

(2) https://youtu.be/RPEErtCjtg0?t=19

(3) https://youtu.be/gqwbpTCpL0g

(4) https://youtu.be/dTKIqmdfHSk

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