A reflection from Nicholas Angelo, a LIFE Youth and member of the LIFE Communications Lead Team

What brings me hope is a few things. The people in my life are a big part of the hope I feel each day. Seeing and talking to the ones who love me,  make me feel upbeat and positive.  Their encouragement helps to keep pushing me forward when I’m feeling down. I feel very blessed to have been given such great people in my life.

Another big part of my hope is my church and my faith. I feel like an important part of my church community and that makes me feel hopeful. I know we do a lot through our church to help others and that makes me feel good because I know it brings joy to them. 

Another thing that brings me hope are some of my teachers who have made me feel important. They are patient and kind and take the time to help me when I need it. This helps me feel hopeful within my day at school.

Hope to me is important. With hope you feel like you can handle whatever life brings your way.