Hello World!
Hope Lives Here.
50 years ago in March of 1970 Trina was working on a different book about Hope. One day the two caterpillars on the cover seemed to ask for their own story. That day 90% of Hope for the Flowers was written. Hope For The Flowers was published in July 1972 and since then over 3 million copies have been sold in English with over 20 translation across the globe. We invite you to become part of our Hope for the Flowers Family.

In reponse to this global pandemic learn more about our 

In response to this global pandemic we will be holding a 

April 13-19, 2020 at 7PM EST.

Each day Trina will "Go Live" and share a reading of one of Hope's seven chapters plus live virtual camaraderie. Let's all do our part bringing connection and hope-filled sharing into this time of isolation.  
Everyone welcome! ❤️   
Click Here for Details ===> 7 DAYS OF HOPE 

I pray you all stay safe my friends. Join me in this big cocoon as we protect ourselves and others through self isolation. Let us all keep one another uplifted in prayer, especially those most in need. May we all emerge as beautiful butterflies 🦋 and move forward in HOPE always.

of Hope For 
The Flowers
A perfect gift to anyone, 
any age, any religion 
or none at all.

Hope's theme of life, moving through seeming death to a new and more beautiful life, has touched the hearts of millions of people. Hope for the Flowers is for young and old, lovers, husbands and wives. It's a book to learn to read with, or to comfort those who are dying or grieving. In the tale, the caterpillar heroes, Stripe and Yellow, want something more from life than eating and growing bigger. They get caught up in a "caterpillar pillar," a squirming mass of bodies, each determined to reach a top so far away it can't be seen. Finally disillusioned, they discover that the way for the caterpillars to find their particular "more," who they really are, is to enter the cocoon and "...risk for the butterfly." Hope for the Flowers has helped people gain the courage to leave jobs, change their lives and explore their love for another human being.
Hope for the Flowers is a modern classic. It's beloved around the world in other languages and over three million copies have been sold in English.

Editorial Reviews
Coretta Scott King

"I read it with deep appreciation for its message and for Trina Paulus' skill in communicating in words and pictures."

"Oh, I cannot explain the beauty I felt when I get all this, to make the most complex become the simplest – this is the summit of our ancient Oriental wisdom."

"Hope For The Flowers is one of my favorite children's book. Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward
 and then morph into beautiful, graceful
 butterflies that everyone loves."

"In Trina Paulus' book, Hope for the Flowers, two caterpillars get caught up in the fallacy of competition and struggle to reach the top of a caterpillars pile. By journey's end, however, they learn that their true nature, and that of every other caterpillar is not one of winning and being at the top, but of going within and emerging as beautiful butterflies who were born to soar. Like the caterpillars in that tale, very early on in our lives, we may have received messages that we must compete."
How Hope Came To Be
It all started many years ago while sharing comfort with a friend who just experienced the death of someone close. What does one say? How can we dare imagine that life can go on – we have no proof? The amazing transformation of a caterpillar, a lowly worm, into a glorious flying creature is also hard to believe. But because we have actually seen a butterfly we can hope for other transformations invisible to the eye.

In face of loss beyond words I would draw a card with a caterpillar, a cocoon and a butterfly illustrating a favorite text, “Life is changed, not taken away.”

There’s more, much more to the story of how Hope For the Flowers came to be – but somehow two caterpillars, Stripe and Yellow, crawled out of a little yellow book as butterflies. For almost 5 decades, they have been flying around the world carrying hope for the flowers and for millions of people. So here we are, let the 50th Anniversary preparations on the Web begin!
Enjoy and cry a bit at the beauty and pain of relishing and protecting the “more of life!”
-Trina Paulus
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