Thought for the weekend: Courage

Courage is one of the Character Strengths. For me, it is a virtue that takes work as it does not come naturally. I came across this very interesting quote by Maya Angelou (who died this week), and wanted to share it.

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“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” (Maya Angelou 1988 as quoted in a James Clear blog.)

This weekend may you have the courage to do that kind act you have been thinking about.
May you have the courage to be true to yourself and others.
May you have the courage to show mercy when the easy option is to be harsh.
May you have the courage to be generous when society tells you it is an ‘I – world’.
May you have the courage to be honest in a gentle, humble way.

May you have the courage to talk about these things with your kids and those around you.
Lots of love to you all this weekend R x

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4 thoughts on “Thought for the weekend: Courage

  1. Thanks yet again, R. What inspiring thoughts you share. I especially loved your 1 year synopsis of blogging. Time flies. Praying for you, in the busy-ness of life.  xx

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  2. Hi Rebekah, these suggestions are beautiful – I am on a mission to adopt them! I really loved the year in review since you started blogging. It has got me thinking on so many levels and inspired me. I hope your teaching block is progressing sanly! Sarah

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  3. Thankyou gorgeous for being a friend and follower! You were my motivation to get started. I learn so much from you and the courage you have! I am really enjoying the teaching. It has its challenging moments, but then that is the world of teaching – loving getting to know the kids – and that is the world of teaching – relationships!
    R xx

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