Finding Courage


Valor /val-er/ noun
  1. heroic courage when facing tough decisions
"Courage is found in unlikely places." [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1R3rZrc" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Valor"]"Courage is found in unlikely places."[/tweetthis] ]

For the Parent::Battle Cry

When we think of a person of valor, the strong, brave man comes to mind. The warrior, sword in hand, who is willing to face the dragon at all costs. But in real life, valor is found in places we do not expect. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1R3rZrc" hidden_hashtags="#FocusPoint #Valor"]In real life, valor is found in places we do not expect.[/tweetthis] ] It’s in the ordinary woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus. It’s in the 5th grade football team who dressed in suits to show support to their ridiculed teammate. It’s found in the little girl who grows her hair out only to cut it and give it to someone in need. Valor is not reserved for the extraordinary moments, but also for the extremely ordinary ones. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1R3rZrc"]#Valor is not reserved for the extraordinary moments, but also for the extremely ordinary ones.[/tweetthis] ]

For Your Son::Call to Arms

Ask this question: Do you have to be big and strong to have Valor? Not at all. You need to simply stand up for justice and right in your life. [ [tweetthis url="http://bit.ly/1R3rZrc"]If you want to be a person of valor, you need to simply stand up for justice & right in your life.[/tweetthis] ] You stand by your friend who is made fun of, you stand against cheating on a test, you stand for fairness for everyone, and stand against lying to others. If you want to be a person of valor, don’t wait for the big moments, be courageous in all the little ones. [ [tweetthis remove_url="true"]If you want to be a person of valor, don’t wait for the big moments, be courageous in all the little ones.[/tweetthis] ]

Weekend Activity

Look for small ways you can show valor in everyday life. Discuss how you can take a stand for what’s right in school, at work, on the playground, in the gym, anywhere in your life where you can show valor.