Gardeners are the most hopeful people on the planet.

In the dark cold days of late winter/early spring they take shrivelled brown and colourless seeds and plant them. In the certain knowledge they will grow into the light, warmth and share their  beauty.

How much more hopeful can one be?

“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in ’em,” said Captain Jim. “When I ponder on them seeds I don’t find it nowise hard to believe that we’ve got souls that’ll live in other worlds. You couldn’t hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn’t seen the miracle, could you?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

Gardeners the most hopeful people on the planet
Gardeners- the most hopeful people on the planet

Why is hope important to us here at Seed of Hope?

Hope is one of the central pillars supporting a person’s Recovery. Whether it’s their own hope or the hope held by another for them.

Without hope Recovery is just another idea, rather than the powerful unifying, motivating force that it can be.

I had to believe that there was a life for me beyond the confines of the mental health system. That is hope. Hope is the tenacious pursuit of pathways to a better life, despite the odds. Without hope, there is no recovery.

Pat Deegan

Click here for the full blog post by Pat Deegan on Hope and Recovery



About the Author


Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.