I am an optimist. That darned glass is always half full even if it really is closer to three quarters empty. This week I've had interactions with different sunshines that confirm to me that the exposure they get to my kind of optimism is helpful. The interwebs being what they are I can't go into detail, but suffice it to say a few kids reached out to me, at different times and in different ways, and I grabbed ahold of them and held on tight. I have no guarantees anything will work out, but it is so nice to be there with an outstretched hand when they need it.