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"Wanted: Persons of Positive Character and Hope"

I am loving the book Heart! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader by Timothy Kanold because it is packaged to be read whenever I have a moment or two and each chapter has a message of its own so I do not have to recall everything I read previously to make sense of what I read next.

One of my values is to do work that is real - work that makes a difference in others' lives - work that has an impact on the future. Chapter five, "Wanted: Persons of Positive Character and Hope," reminded me that hope has to be an action. When people say they hope for this or hope for that, I now want to know what they are going to do to make that hope a reality. If there is not action, the hopes will never come to fruition. After finishing listening to another book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker, this week on my drive to and from Redwood, I took action on a hope I have had…

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