In 2018 and 2019 I introduced a new discipline in my Lenten practice. The list below reflects that practice of searching for stories of hope for each of the 40 days of Lent. The reason then, which I believe continues to resonate, is that both traditional and digital media focus on telling tales of deficit and fear. These are not what my faith teaches me: namely, that we are not only beautifully blessed creatures, but that we live with the abundance of a Creator that longs for us to shine, so as to help others leave the shadows. This list was a practice that helped illuminate places of light, so that we might be emboldened to carry our own beacons out into the world. I hope, therefore, that the list below continues to offer stories of hope as you explore your own journey of awakening to the blessing you are.