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Feel Good Friday: No Problems for Chance The Rapper

Feel Good Fridays

The news can be bleak sometimes and it can leave you with the sense that the future isn’t looking too bright. In those times you have to narrow your focus and find something to be hopeful or happy about. Something that has lifted my spirits recently is all of the amazing work Chance The Rapper has been doing for his hometown of Chicago. I’ll start from the beginning: 

At the beginning of this year, he won a whole bunch of awards for Coloring Book. He could have taken a break and lived the high life but instead he decided to share the wealth. He started by giving the Chicago Public School System $1 million after the government announced impending cuts. He also started a challenge for other companies and philanthropists, he stated that he would give $10,000 (from his non-profit SocialWorks) for everyone who donated $100,000.

He has also been open about his mental health challenges and shared his story in March of last year. Since then he has pledged to give $1 million dollars to mental health services in Chicago. Six different mental health services will receive $100,000 each to better meet the needs of the community. He has also created a guide book so that people in Chicago can easily find services that meet their needs.  

I’m so impressed by his dedication to his community and his generosity. If you’re feeling burnt out shift your focus, this weekend spend some time curating your newsfeed so good news overtakes the bad!

The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because, we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.