I needed to read this today! In spite of all that happens…the crazy schedules, disappointments in ourselves and in others, uncontrollable circumstances, and the major let-downs in life…there is still HOPE. We may not be able to control everything, but we can control our thoughts, our words, our actions, our habits, and our character. We are responsible for the good and bad in ourselves. We can take ownership of our mistakes and then move forward. We can change. We can make a difference in the lives of others. Call me sentimental or an idealist…but without ideals…what’s the point!