Don’t feel bad

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Don’t feel bad. Have you ever felt bad or very sad? Everyone has felt bad some time in their life. Now I don’t know why life is so hurtful sometimes. What can cause this type of discouragement?

  • Sometimes it’s because we have been put in a bad situation.
  • Maybe we tried to help unhappy people that just want to complain no matter what we do.
  • Sometimes we try to help someone and others do not want to work with us.
  • Maybe they just ignore you and your requests for help or redirection.
  • Sometimes life is just a bad situation that makes us feel inadequate, like no matter what we do, we cannot succeed in trying to do good.
  • Life just sometimes gives us negative people, unhappy people, and unhelpful people.
  • Sometimes these people are those that are supposed to be the so called good people in our lives.
  • Sometimes people say hurtful things.
  • Sometimes people are judgmental.
  • Sometimes people are unduly critical.
  • Sometimes it makes us just want to give up.
  • Sometimes we find ourselves in a dysfunctional situation with dysfunctional people who refuse to work with us.
  • Maybe they even say they won’t “tolerate you”.
  • Some people are busybodies.
  • Sometimes people do not want to support us or listen to us no matter what.
  • Sometimes people gossip because they are jealous or do not like you.
  • Sometimes we cannot please everyone.
  • Sometimes people are just plain haters

Please let us all just love one another. Be a little kinder. Be a little less judgmental and critical. Try not to give up. Try to not shed too many tears.

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: discouragement. Write and say the word “discouragement” five times so you can learn how to pronounce it and spell it correctly. Put these words in alphabetical order: love, sad, gossip, faith, help, temple, Jesus. Read the story called “Jesus in the Temple” (Kindle/Audio/paperback) in Learning to Read: New Testament Stories. Write about how Jesus told us to conduct ourselves in the temple and in the world. Share two ways of how to overcome discouragement. (Skills: identify, comprehend, apply, organize, creativity, affective domain.)

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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