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Encouragemint is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emotional support and encouragement to anyone and everyone.

We have professionally reviewed factual information about various emotional issues and mental health diagnoses as well as resources such as contact information for hotlines and referral services.

Periodically we conduct Encouragemint Projects, which are local, in-person community service efforts where we highlight a particular cause, individual, or family and come together to make a tangible impact.

In the articles section of our website includes an archive of all of the Words of Encouragemint from our homepage, various positive news stories, and some miscellaneous useful information.

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"Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it."

-Danielle Hollister

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Words of Encouragemint
Maintaining Perspective in the Face of Temptation

Life is not always easy. There will always be struggles and challenges for us to face and deal with. But we should never lose track of the difference between a short-term issue and the long-term effects.

In the short-term it can be easy to want to do what is easiest, quickest, or least painful. But will you feel the same way down the road? The temptations of today can lead to the regrets of tomorrow, and those regrets tend to last a whole lot longer than the temptations. Likewise, the challenges we face today may feel like a burden, but the benefits can last a lifetime.

Take for example a college student who knows that she needs to study for a test in the morning, but would really rather go see a movie with her friends. In the moment that movie can be very tempting, while studying may seem like the last thing in the world you'd want to do. Young woman doesn't feel like studying.

There is only so much time left in the day and how that student chooses to spend her time really does matter. She could go to the movie and have a good time with her friends, maybe even make a few memories. But while they can always go to the movies another night, the test will still be tomorrow.

If she decides instead to spend the night hitting the books she can earn a good grade on the exam, improve her chances of doing well in the course, and take another step towards earning her degree. Studying for exams may seem unappealing in the moment, but once you earn a degree you have it for life. Nobody can take it away from you and you can reap the benefits for as long as you live.

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