When I was a teenager, I played Tennis across the world. I thought that was my purpose… to be the next Andre Agassi. I was injured and left the sport by 18. At 19, I started a clothing label with some friends. I thought that was my purpose… to be the next Louis Vuitton. A few months later, the company collapsed. At 22, I went into the restaurant industry. I thought that was new purpose… to be the biggest restaurateur in the country. Again, that didn’t work out. The point is my purpose always shifted. It wasn’t rooted to me because it was external.
Local community resources might include places or spaces that allow people the opportunity to connect and network, or community events that allows people from various racial, ethnic, social classes, and religious groups to come together to celebrate cultural diversity and awareness. Sociologically, this would create, in general, social capital -- social resources through social networks and relationships -- that families can capitalize to help facilitate their adjustment to the community, and provide a sense of safety for their children’s schooling and social life. In particular, it helps promote what sociologist Robert Putnam in his book “Bowling Alone” calls as bridging (vs. bonding) social capital -- social resources gained from the interactions and social networking with people from diverse groups.
48. Bless everything that happen s – There are times throughout life when amazing things happen to us and other times when upsetting events take place. Just like accepting who you are is a great habit to get into, you should also learn to bless everything that happens in your life. No matter how bad an event, it has potential to make a positive impact on your life in the long run. Your ability to bless and appreciate, even what may be initially perceived as a worst case scenario, will ultimately provide you great conscious satisfaction.