When we’re faced with a challenge, our first inclination is to take the easy route to address it. But in doing so, some people discount the impact of those actions in the long term.
Trinity Hopkey is an inspiring young woman and a role model for good character in the Norwalk Community School District (NCSD). She is the co-founder of the NCSD Fellowship of Christian Athletes, participated in the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Youth Leadership Institute, volunteered at
Help students understand the importance of connecting to other individuals. Develop connection strategies and provide an opportunity for students to practice connecting with others.
Help students understand the importance of intentionally seeking out opportunities for community service and how those acts will impact the community.
The bottom line is the kids are watching us and they are copying–the good, the bad, and the very ugly things we say and do. Just in case you need any proof here are a few things our children pick up from watching us.
Mistakes have a negative image. So we hide them, play the blame game, or beat ourselves up when they occur. In fact, these actions compound our mistakes by creating stress and anxiety, damaging relationships, squandering time and money, and most importantly, often causing us to repeat the same mishap over and over again. The truth is, mistakes aren’t inherently bad –– what counts is how we view and react to them.
This lesson exposes students to the research illustrating the benefits of gratitude, and suggests activities to help students develop a habit of expressing gratitude.
Expressing gratitude is one of the simplest ways to demonstrate caring to other individuals. Moreover, research shows that expressing gratitude has the added benefit of raising our happiness levels, making us more productive and healthier, especially if we make gratitude a habit.
Zyrianna started the first annual child abuse prevention event in Hardin County to give underprivileged kids a free and fun place to spend the day with their families. Activities included a fashion show fundraiser, a book drive that collected more than 2,500 books for foster children, an art contest, and more.
The truth is, when folks deflect responsibilityand cast blame, it serves as nothing more than a crutch and a reason to stop trying.