A little girl, Lorisa, faces the challenges of her day with her younger brother looking up to her and her dog, Doodle, by her side. She demonstrates for our readers what a growth mindset looks like. She has big dreams and an attitude of positive thinking that is going to take her into the future with all kinds of possibilities. Lorisa models for children that they have purpose and worth even if they make mistakes.
Lisa Cox has been a former teacher and school counselor for 24 years. She is married with three grown sons.
Children have always been the center of Lori Hockema‘s life. Four children, two grandchildren, several Safe-Family children and hundreds of school children blessed her with rich experiences and insights.
I wake up every morning to a fresh and brand-new day.
Sometimes I make mistakes.
Mom says, “Lorisa, that’s OK.”