What's your silver lining?

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Life. A beautiful blessing, but at times, trying.

With hardships that come and go – some lasting longer than others, it’s hard to see a positive butterflyfuture. We all endure hard times, emotions, loss, and financial issues. In most cases, we’re too close to the trees to see the forest.

Step back and breathe.

Ask yourself, “Will any of this matter in six months, or even a year?”

The most beneficial factor in any hardship is having a solid support system. As an adult, going through difficulties can feel like you’re drowning. The key to holding your head above water is to find a silver lining and try your best to think positive. Find one thing, or more than one thing, and focus on the opportunity it will provide in the future. I know it can be extremely difficult to find something so positive when your life may seem to lack any optimism. But, it’s there. Even the smallest thing can keep you flying until you’re high enough to see the entire forest.

As adults, we are fortunate enough to have a broader selection of silver lining choices. Children? Not so much.

They need support, mentors, to provide them with the hope and optimism for a brighter future. A child involved in an abusive situation or one that is experiencing being in foster care is going through changes that are uncomfortable and hard to process. We, as a community, need to provide a silver lining for them. We need to support them, be there when they need us and show them that they, too, will be a butterfly.

Would you like to be featured on the CASA of CGS blog? Email Jennifer Kaysen at jennkaysen@gmail.com


Are you ready, Superheroes?

The countdown is on! The CASA of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties Superhero 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day is a little over two weeks away!

Don’t miss this opportunity to have fun, get silly, and support our cause! Our children need every bit of support we can give! you can easily register online here: https://wespeakupforchildren.org/registration/

If you register before the big day, you’ll receive a t-shirt!

CASA of CGS is holding informational meetings! Please join us!

If you’re interested in learning more about CASA of CGS,an informational meeting will be held in Gloucester County at the county library on Thursday, May 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring a friend and join us!

For more information, email susanna.casaofcgs@gmail.com.

There are no commitments needed. The meetings are strictly for informational purposes. It’s always good to know what kind of help your community has to offer. Cumberland County ranked last place in Child Welfare in New Jersey. Let’s stand up for our children and do something about it! Can’t make it out to the meeting but still interested in information? Contact Susanna at susanna.casaofcgs@gmail.com.

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