Messages of Hope

CAYA supporters would like to remind individuals struggling with an addiction, or those with a loved one who is, that they are not alone. The community supports them and their path to recovery. Messages left throughout the region are to take with them, read and leave, or pass on in another place in the community.

“While our intended audience for the messages of hope are people in the addiction disorder community, we realize that the holidays are a challenging time for many people. We are pleased to offer these gentle words of kindness for anyone who needs to read them,” says Moira Satre, CAYA founder.

Volunteers are invited to download Sasquatch approved messages to leave in public bathrooms, community bulletin boards, coffee shops, motel offices, food pantries, thrift stores and other areas where they are visible. Contact CAYA if you would like to have a new message added to the list.

Visit the Sightings of Sasquatch Facebook group page to upload photos of messages when you spot them.

Click on the message below to download.


Life sometimes brings rough waters, which can rattle us and make us believe that we’ll never find the shore. Keep searching for the horizon and push through the storm. Beautiful things are closer than they appear.

There are moments in life when it feels easier to give up than to continue putting one foot in front of the other. Look over your shoulder and remind yourself how far you’ve already come. Think of the lives you’ve touched, the memories you’ve made, and the love you’ve given. Your journey isn’t even closer to being over-you have so much more to give. The world is waiting in anticipation of the great things you will accomplish just by being you.

Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

A little progress each day adds up to big results.

You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny. ~ C. S. Lewis

The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. ~ Thomas Paine

You can’t beat the person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth

Be strong because things get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” ~Charlotte Whitton

“Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal.

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you can start. ~ Nido Qubein

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task, which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. ~ William James

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson

It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~ Albert Einstein

Don’t Wait. The time will never be just right. Start today.