Today I asked…
And once again we will be creating a playlist together of our songs! I have gathered all the suggestions into a collaborative playlist of empowering, resurgent songs that see us lift out of last weeks playlist of broken hope and into a new week with a new mindset.
Thank you for all of your suggestions and recommendations. It is your combined reflections on hope that have created this playlist and I hope it lifts your spirits as much as it has mine.
In my teaching work this year I have found myself answering the questions of young adults who ask if it just goes downhill as we get older. And, to many of us who have more experience under our belts we have the acquired knowledge to know that it comes in peaks and troughs. This is something the young adults I work with are lacking: they have spent much of their adult years in a steady slide of political, domestic and medical restrictions.
And much like our lives, the daily questions have gone through a low point last week as together we reflected on losing hope. Now, things are picking up again as we head into thinking about our hope returning and connecting with others.
And this playlist is a small example of us all connecting in this isolating moment. Please feel free to pass it on to others who might find something in it to maintain their hope.