It all started with our early morning walk in September. A peaceful daily stroll my wife Ali and I treasure as “our time”. That special time just ahead of the sunrise —away from all the noise and distraction soon to emerge as a new day unfolds. A time for reflection on days gone by. And a time for reflection on days going forward.
On this particular day, our reflections were different. More focused. More intense. More inspired. We were both overwhelmed by how dark the world had become. Civil unrest and protests. Political landscape tremors borne of a presidential election. And of course, a world facing the known and unknown threats of the global pandemic. We agreed that it was time to truly “rise by lifting others” both by word and deed. It was time to use our resources to do more. To do something bigger, better, bolder, braver, and indeed scarier by design than anything we’ve contemplated in the past. And that was the seedling that took root ahead of what soon emerged as HopeFest 360° ↓
And those roots have now born fruit far beyond our wildest expectations. Over 100 videos submitted with extraordinary, uplifiting messages of hope and healing –voices ranging in age from 5 to 85+ 150 powerful voices of hope and healing from around the world. Over two-dozen global recording artists stepping up to add their talent to what has now become an epic event. People coming out of the woodwork to offer help, guidance, ideas, and invaluable hope for success. Hope continues to float to the top of all the chaos engulfing our world.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
Hope Floats Forward
What began as a singular New Year’s Day 2021 event has now (with heartfelt thanks to Colin Smith for the inspiration) morphed into 30 more days of hope. An entire month of January bearing daily “bite-size’ chunks of our production from January 2nd forward. And that’s the magic of it all. Good people stepping up with good ideas. Good people stepping up to help us “figure out” how to stitch together such a massive global quilt of hope & healing. Good people rising to lift us up as we venture into our version of the unknown. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
Please recognize the extraordinary efforts of all of these kindred spirits by first; grabbing your free ticket(s) below, second; sharing this Article far and wide, and third; asking your friends and family to join you by doing the same. Together, let’s rise by lifting others.