Nathan Column: Author promotes the huge power of hope in our lives

“What makes you feel like you matter? What really matters to you?” Those are two key questions that Shane Lopez urges that we ask ourselves and our youngsters in a terrific new book. Lopez, formerly an award-winning college professor and now a senior scientist in the Gallup (polling) organization, makes a compelling case in his powerful, practical book, “Making Hope Happen.”
By telling stories about real people and citing various studies, Lopez explains how and why hope is important and can be learned. Then he shows how we can help ourselves, and others, become more hopeful. This is a great summer book for parents, grandparents and educators.

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