A Scoutmaster minute about discouragement:
If a bird landed on your head what would you do?
Brush it off?
Nobody can keep birds from flying over their head but we can keep them from making a nest in our hair.
Everyone encounters discouragement. We all come up against situations that seem like we’ll never get over. We all have birds fly over our heads too.
It’s not very likely you’d just let a bird build a nest in your hair (although after a few days camping some people’s hair may look like a bird’s nest).
You can’t avoid having discouraging thoughts but you don’t have to let them build up to the point you become discouraged.
Brush them off, give it another try, ask for help, help someone else; keep at it and you’ll soon overcome discouragement.