My 18 year old son inspires me to focus on the good. He has faced health challenges and subsequent learning challenges since he was 18 months old. I told him when he was in the fourth grade that he had a choice make that would determine his destiny. He went with it. I told him he’d have to work twice as hard as others to accomplish what some would do with no effort.
He has worked so hard and will be a senior this year. Looking to go to a good college and has had a job 2 years. He’s saved 70 percent of his earnings and has been generous, hopeful and kind. He’s made sacrifices and given his best to all areas of his life consistently; today he got a little discouraged and I was worried because it’s not like him. See the picture below for what he came home with (along with a huge grin) from work today. He truly is a hero of optimism in my book! Go Jackson! College will come and you will add something good to this world!