Finding one of Zach’s spare marching band gloves and him saying, well I won’t be needing those anymore. Bittersweet and beautiful. But there is a chance he is in marching band in college, so…maybe not THAT pair, but he might still need a pair. LOL
Hope that his scholarships increase. I love the feeling of hope and wish I could foster/nurture it more. Gratitude comes easier for me than nurturing hope and I understand some ways to help that and ways that hope and gratitude overlap, but I want to work on this more in the upcoming year.
It just seems a very important part of life that I want to teach my kids. I very much understand intentional/purposeful living, but I want to focus not on the action part of hope as much as how to combat the feeling of despair (increasing positive thoughts and coping skills that lead to more hope) that many teens (or anyone, really) might experience and never really even share with friends or family. I think this tends to happen when something negative happens that is somewhat out of our control and I know for me, there have been times in my life that I temporarily lost hope and felt despair and even fear. Makes it kind of hard to do the actions required to be or remain hopeful when it feels too late.
- That the Christmas tree will be up this weekend if I have to stay awake 24 hours straight to do it!