What does courage mean to you? How do you teach your children to have courage? I used to teach in NYC and right after September 11, 2001 our principal read the staff a book called Courage by Bernard Waber. It is about how there are many kinds of courage: everyday kinds like having the courage to meet new people and awesome kinds like climbing a mountain or following your dreams. I love to read this book to my daughters. They like to come up with ways they use courage or situations where they need courage. I think courage is something that truly comes from within. As a child, we are faced with many trials of courage: starting school, meeting new friends & new teachers, learning new rules etc. As teenagers we face different challenges such as dealing with peer pressure etc. and need courage to work through them. Even as adults we find ourselves needing courage. When I think about courage I also think about faith. For me they seem to go together. When we are faced with a situation that throws us for a loop, we need courage and we need faith. Sometimes it feels like we need the courage to have faith.
Courage- finding it in the hardest situations. I believe that when life is crazy and you feel like you want to scream; that is when you need to remember you do have the courage to handle whatever comes your way. As Moms, we tend to put everyone else's needs before our own. It's just part of being a Mom. Moms are always offering their children courage. Whether its a verbal message or maybe just giving them that little extra push that makes our children accomplish their goals.
Who gives a Mom courage when she needs it? Who tells us everything is going to be okay and you can handle whatever comes your way? Does your spouse or family members offer you courage when you need it?
Everyone experiences times in their lives when they really need to find the courage to make it through. Courage to me is believing that you can accomplish your dreams and that it is okay to take that step even if you can't see what is in front of you.
COURAGE, it is something we all have if we just look deep enough. We need to offer it to each other more often!
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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