Optimism, Gratitude, and Grit can together defeat fear

One of my favorite writings assignments I give my 10th graders is the "Optimism, Gratitude, and Grit" write-up. We're reading a holocaust memoir, and we talk about the qualities the survivors had in common: 1) the ability to maintain hope and optimism; 2) a feeling of gratitude, no matter the circumstances; and 3) grit and … Continue reading Optimism, Gratitude, and Grit can together defeat fear

The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

Tomorrow, attend a lecture at the local university given by a Methodist preacher and doctor of divinity from England who researches Temple Theology, because we still have freedom of religion. Teach my sons history as part of our homeschooling, because the home is still sacred and the center of all worthwhile learning. Purchase online some … Continue reading The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.