the day I overcame my fear

As I was walking through DisneyLand we spotted the incredicoster. The incredicoaster is a roller coaster based on the movie “the incredibles” the roller coaster is pretty high up in the air and also its very fast! towards the end of the ride there is a loopy loop the ride looks pretty scary from a distance.My family and my cousins decided that we should go on the ride.My whole family is ok with roller coasters and they don’t get to scared of them but me being a 10 year old in 2019 I found it pretty scary just by looking at it.But then something happened it was like my conscience was telling me something.As it felt like a whisper “you can do it don’t let the look of the ride fool ya be brave and who knows what if this was the best rides you have been on your entire …

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How do I submit an entry for publication?

All you need to do is click on the Tell Your Story link on the Shining Moments page.  We accept any  original writing about a moment (yours or others) when one or more character (inner) strengths triumphed and helped you.  As an organization promoting multilingualism, curaJOY accepts entries in any language from anyone, anywhere in the world aged 6 – 18.  However, contestants to the Shining Moments Writing Contest submitting entries in languages other than English should also submit an English translation (machine translation like google or DeepL will do.) For those over our writing contest’s age limit of 18 or competition shy, you don’t have to submit for the writing contest.  Recounting a successful experience boost your mood, self-image and your words might be exactly what someone in despair needs to hear!  You can go to this page to read the motivation behind the Shining Moments contest. Contestants may …

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How do you determine the winner of the Shining Moments Writing Contest?

The post with the greatest number of likes at 1 pm PST on Monday, April 15, 2021. We will post a leaderboard on the Shining Moments main page starting March. You’re more than welcomed to “like” your own entry and invite your friends to do so. (But you won’t be able to vote repeatedly for yourself. Our system is set up to prevent cheating though.) We believe everyone who participates will experience the uplifting power of words and not only inspire others but enrich their own lives too.

Why is curaJOY holding a writing contest?

The past year has challenged most families more than we could have ever imagined. Kids have had to adapt to virtual schooling, changing lockdown situations, missed team competitions and family visits, their teachers and parents’ working at home and the anxiety caused by these uncertainties–their own and those around them. We’ve also witnessed that words are powerful, in both positive and negative ways, and we can decide how we use that power. We want to build a positive community for kids where they inspire each other with stories of moments when their inner strengths triumphed, and in doing so, arouse their peers to act with the inner strengths of cooperation, self-discipline, communication, resilience, cooperation, empathy, and multilingualism. curaJOY announces our Shining Moments writing contest where contestants have a chance to win $100. We welcome positive Shining Moments from everyone, even if they’re not interested in participating in the contest. You …

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My cat’s shining moment

Once, many years ago, my mom’s cat was very ill. Being the runt of the litter of an overbred cat, he had problems with diverticulum and would probably die within a few months. But he and my mom held on, she even sneaked him into a hospital meant for humans! Turkey kept on pushing on as well, after five surgeries he was still alive! Eventually, after a final fifth surgery that closed the cavity inside of his esophagus, he got better.

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There was one time when I showed both resilience and communication. At school, I was very hungry and I accidentally grabbed an 8th grader’s lunch. The teacher there was really ticked and told me off about keeping my hands to myself. On normal occasions, I would have snapped “I didn’t know! It’s not like his name is written all over it!” If I snapped at the teacher, I probably would have gotten in trouble… But, instead, I said: “Sorry, it won’t happen again.” Instead of blowing up and using poor communication, I diffused the situation.

A person in need

A few months ago, I was consoling a friend who had recently lost all her companions, been shunned out of school, and had rumors spread about them for just being themselves. Since COVID-19 quarantine was still going on, we could only communicate through text. She was thinking of suicide and I was just there, peppering her with reasons why she shouldn’t go, constantly spamming her phone until she would text back to reassure me this was okay. I felt her pain through the blue screen, though I couldn’t hear her sobs. After an hour, she gradually calmed down. After my mother had brought up her website’s new contest, Shining Moments, I decided to enter this story in with her permission.

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