Giving Up On Things Before It's Done Is The Wrong Move
When you’re facing a tough challenge, it’s natural to feel afraid, frustrated, and unsure of what to do next. It can be tempting to give up and walk away from the problem. After all, quitting feels like the easy way out. But what seems like an easy escape now will come with a high price later on. When you give up on something important, you risk losing your motivation, your confidence and trust in yourself, and your future successes as well. Giving up is never worthwhile no matter how challenging things get or how much pressure you feel from others or even yourself. The best thing to do when you feel like giving up is to grit your teeth and keep going instead. You might not see it right now, but if you persist instead of giving up, you will benefit from it tremendously in the long run.
This Yosemite Hotel Provides At-Risk Youth with Employment Opportunities
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Fiction & Opinion: In A Moment
For some of us, life is longer than a moment. Ingrid Thomas and Joan Bronson were best friends from infant school. They went to the same primary and high schools. Their families knew each other as they also lived in the same community. Ingrid’s mother was a single parent of one girl and two boys. So was Joan’s mother. Both girls witness the struggle their mothers had to go through to put food on the table. On many occasions, they had to share each other’s lunch. Also, they often had to walk home from school because they had no bus fare. They lived an hour away but enjoyed walking home because the weather was always perfect.
New Los Angeles County Department Aims for Economic Growth
Los Angeles County includes a diverse range of cities and backgrounds;Photo by Don Simkovich. The newly-organized Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) aims to create a more robust Los Angeles County by:
Do Your Kids Hate Brushing Their Teeth? This Spooky Story May Change That
Disclosure: This story contains affiliate links, from which I earn a small commission. There once was a ghost who could be heard at night. But don’t worry, he won’t give you a fright — he’s our ghost friend.
The Good Work Foundation Runs a Digital Learning Center for South African Children
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Go: This pioneer in South Africa’s original private game reserves will take your breath away. Londolozi is situated on the banks of the Sand River, in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.
This Jamaican Hotel Adopted Classrooms and Libraries to Help Students at Barrett Town All Age School
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Go: A destination in itself, Half Moon Jamaica is set on 400 acres of manicured grounds with two miles of beachfront. Begin your morning taking in the panoramic view of the horizon or watch sunrise over yoga meditation in an overwater bungalow.
Not All Winning Happens On The Field - ECNL Soccer
As a father, I try to remember to point out the other wins and positives that are not as clear as the outcomes on the field.
How a Houston teen has raised $1.6 million in 72 hours for abortion access
Olivia Julianna, the Houston teen who was body shamed by Florida Rep Matt Gaetz earlier this week, has turned the negative comments into a positive. Gaetz said, "why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions? Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb. These people are odious from the inside out. They're like 5′ 2″, 350 pounds."
Lady Gaga offering $50,000 grants to Houston organizations
Lady Gaga is coming to Houston on September 13 to perform at Minute Maid Park, but it's not just the people attending the concert that will benefit from her visiting Houston. This week Lady Gaga announced that she was looking for applications for her Kindness in Community Fund. The fund is a $1 million commitment to fund free, accessible, community-informed mental health support for youth. The applications are available to organizations based in any of the cities she is visiting on her Chromatica Ball tour, including Houston.
Eating at this Hawaii Hotel's Restaurant Helps Local Children Attend Camp
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Forbes Magazine Reports Youth Suicides Have Dropped as More LGBTQ Hate Crime Laws Are Enacted
A recent study by the American Psychological Association, cited by Forbes magazine, points out a slight decrease in suicide attempts among youth. The research indicates a possible link between the passing of hate crime laws protecting members of the LGBTQ community. The conclusions result from survey responses received from more than 697,000 students. While some may be unsure how necessary the creation of safe spaces truly is, studies have been conducted to verify their necessity. The results confirm that "lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals experience both conscious and unconscious microaggressions from heterosexuals. The research also confirms that microaggressions negatively impact an individual's mental health. Microaggressions against members of the LGBT are further explored in the informative video below. [i]
The richest person in Dallas is giving away millions
Readers like to see inspiring stories, and so I have been writing a popular series of articles highlighting people who generously give back to their community. Today, I wanted to showcase the richest person in Dallas and what he is doing to help the people of Dallas and across the country.
4-H O-Rama youth participating at the Texarkana, Ark. Recreation Center move on to district competition
TEXARKANA, Ark. – Despite rainy weather, a decent turnout of youth competitors participated in the 4-H O-Rama on Tuesday at the Texarkana, Ark. Rec Center. Miller County 4-H O-Rama agent McKenzie Rigdon was there organizing her first 4-H event.
#BmorePopUp series returns with free Stop the Violence concert
(Office of the State Attorney for Baltimore City) State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the 2022 Pop Up series will return to an in-person format, start earlier and be expanded to 10 weeks of pop-up events.
Calabash Hotel's Owner Ensures that Youth have Access to a Full-Stocked Library
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Go: If you’re looking for a small and intimate Caribbean boutique hotel, Calabash in Grenada may just be it. This 30-suite hotel makes guests feel right at home, all while offering award-winning hospitality. Each of the custom suites at Calabash offer private balconies, showcasing amazing views of the Caribbean Ocean.
The Effects of Alcohol on Young People
Many alcoholic families let their young people drink and place it under the mask of “well they’re going to drink anyway, may as well do it at home where we can monitor it.” Unfortunately my drinking was never monitored by anyone, and as I got older, I started using it in increasingly dangerous and addictive ways.
This Caribbean Hotel Collects Donations for a Local Youth Sports Program
This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate content. Go: Enjoy the luxury hotel and private villas set in a stunningly beautiful location with its own secluded beach and a passion for food and wine. Awarded a Top 25 Hotel in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure in 2020, Cap Maison offers garden view rooms, junior suites, and villas, all providing the comforts of home and luxury that is unmatched.