Finding joy in the hopeless

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I work in intervention within a Title one middle school. This means that my day is filled with kids who have disconnected from their hope in a myriad of ways. Some are angry, some are disengaged. Others are looking for someone to blame. Most do not see a future for themselves outside of what they see in their own families. It is very difficult for them to determine their value outside of immediate circumstances. And happiness? That comes…