I want to pass along these Words of Wisdom from the one and only LL Cool J! As he was honored at the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles‘s 2014 Dreamer Dinner, the rapper turned TV host encouraged kids to keep working hard towards their goals, even though they may have people around that don’t believe in them. He asked them, “How bad do you want it? How hard are you willing to work for it?” In SPITE of anyone who doesn’t understand or believe in you.
Back in 2015, Lady Gaga spoke to students at Yale at the Emotion Revolution Summit. While vulnerably opening up about her own depression in the midst of her success, and how she now chooses to look after her own well-being and “curate her own life,” rather than just following what other people think.
This teacher went above and beyond in a major act of love for one of her students and his family!
Nancy Bleuer teaches preschool at Washington Charlie Brown Preschool and Childcare in Mason City, Iowa. One of her students is 4-year-old Camden, whose father, Darreld Peterson, had been diagnosed with renal kidney failure in January. Darreld had been put on dialysis, and was really close to a new kidney, but the donor backed out at the last minute.