Overcoming Discouragement

Some days, it all just feels like Too Much. I know. I’ve been there. When you realize that the solution you thought would make it right, turns out to have obstacles and brick walls of it’s own. Today is one of those days.

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In an attempt to pull myself out of the depths, I searched for solutions online (my go-to resource) and found an article on the Huffington Post about Antidotes to Discouragement. There are some great suggestions here, but I think the one I like best is this:

HELP SOMEONE ELSE: The fastest way to get back to your heart is to extend yourself and give to someone else with anything they might need.

Start taking action, doing something to help someone else move forward, is the fastest and most effective way to overcome discouragement. So, here I am. Doing what I can to help families navigate the special education system, to help them help their students move forward toward successfully independent lives. Some days it is overwhelming, some days you are discouraged, but I think the important thing is just keep moving forward and to lend a hand to someone else whenever you can.