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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 8:05 PM
To: mailcenter{at}
Subject: Raising Hopeful Kids

Raising Hopeful Kids

It is too bad that "How to Raise a Hopeful Child" (Feb 2002) did not mention the strongest possible reason for hope. I am talking about something that should be logically apparent, but seems difficult for secular media to approach.

Positive thinking is good. The actions and attitudes of each person are very important for those individuals, and collectively for us all. But if the only hope of the world is human contributions, then it is indeed difficult to be both realistic and optimistic. For it takes only one bad person to destroy the hopes of multitudes of good people. However, to the persons who know that they are secure in the hands of a loving Creator -- whether they succeed or fail, live or die -- there is hope with a foundation.

Ross S. Olson MD
5512 14th Ave. So.
Minneapolis MN 55417

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