Celebrating Amanda

I don’t normally ever do this, but today one of my special friends is fifty. And there is a lockdown so her birthday plans have altered. So I am celebrating in the best way I know, by writing about her, because she is a true hope carrier. And I think many of you will be inspired by reading about her.

Amanda has a beautiful gift of bringing hope and fun to those for whom life is more challenging; for those who have difficulties in areas that many of us do not struggle with, such as learning. Amanda has for many years tirelessly worked to set up beautiful holidays, where everyone is equal and everyone brings what they can to serve the others in the group. This is simply beautiful. I was planning to attend one this year, which has been cancelled due to Covid.

I celebrate Amanda’s life because she is visionary and hard working and gifted in numerous ways and puts things into practice. She has run many wonderful Zoom groups throughout lockdown, offering support to people who would have been alienated and alone. These are some; wellbeing group, cinema club, relationships group, discos, quiz evenings.

Amanda you have taught me many things during our friendship. I wish you a tremendous birthday year and thank you for being a truly inspirational and precious friend.

Today’s recipe of hope is to write to a friend and celebrate their life and your friendship

May we all inspire hope in one another X


  1. Amanda says:

    Wow! Thank you So much what an amazing birthday surprise! Feeling very humbled right now! Your blog is a blessing to many and I have been talking about it to friends and strangers to encourage them in Hope for 2020 one of the hardest years we’ve known in this lifetime. Sending love to you and all your followers today. Thank you x

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    1. Glad you liked it. Happy birthday dear Amanda. Your life has been well lived and you have been a blessing to many many people. Love to you today and speak later XX


  2. Birthday wishes to Amanda💐This is the best gift from you, Hope.

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  3. Blessings to Amanda and to Hope!

    Very happy that you have suggested sending love letters to friends celebrating both them and your friendship

    I would love it if you wrote a gorgeous letter to yourself, when birthday time approaches, listing the best attributes of you. Or even, do this any time! (Lots of times!)

    Then seal it, date it, and hide it away safely. Next time you need a morale boost, you can take that letter out, read it, and carry it close to your heart ❤

    Happy un-birthday xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for that wonderful suggestion.

      I am going to do that very thing-please hold me to account on this. I will then post about what I have done.

      I love the unbirthday message-I think you may even be more out of the box than I am, A true kindred spirit!!


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