Part of having hope and anticipation for the future is learning to make and accomplish goals. I talked with my kids about having something to look forward to in the future makes us hopeful. We then created some goals of our own. I showed them that goals can deal with accomplishing something or changing behavior with some examples. Then, they made their own sticker charts with their goals written down on it. Abby wanted to learn to ride her new scooter. I said I’d give her a sticker every time she practiced for 5 minutes. Kenzie wanted to obey daddy the first time. I told her I would give her a sticker every time I saw that happen. I will probably take them to the dollar store after their charts are filled, but sometimes I like accomplishing the goal to be prize enough.
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. – Romans 5:5