Giving Voice in Action
I think one of the toughest things to do in life is to put yourself out there. I'm talking about going all in- wholeheartedly. Taking risks comes with a roller coaster ride of emotions and there is no guarantee that it works out in your favor. But taking that risk and failing is, in my opinion, better than playing it safe and possibly missing out on some of the best life experiences. With heartbreak comes that depth of pain that hits you in your core; it rattles you, knocks the wind out of you, and you are left trying to put the pieces back together.
This young man took a huge risk. He put himself out there, and while it didn't work out for him, he is putting the pieces back together through music. This is what I'm talking about when I say "fostering resilience" in young people. Learning how to overcome obstacles is key as we navigate this tough world and I think Jay here is on track, writing and creating, and putting himself out there no matter what people think- he is passionate and learning that failure can create something pretty cool. I'm proud of this guy; although biased, I'm glad he gave me permission to share. The lyrics are beautiful Jay, nice work.
1.8 million kids are homeless in America. 13 die everyday.