Putting Others First


Loyalty
loy·al·ty
ˈloiəltē/
noun
the quality of being loyal to someone or something a strong feeling of support or allegiance

“The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice” – V.A. Rosewarne

For the Parent::Battle Cry

If you’re anything like me, the stories that stir your soul are the ones where the protagonist acts with seemingly reckless self-sacrifice. Without hesitation, these heroes show their willingness to put others, the mission, or their principles ahead of themselves. That’s the way of the Warrior Poet. There’s something about self-sacrifice that is both extraordinary and unnatural. There’s something about self-sacrifice that is both extraordinary and unnatural. In a world where self-interest and greed is the norm – selflessness is the exception. Let’s be clear, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with personal goals or individual desires. We always strive to be the best individuals we can be! However, the Warrior Poet knows that sometimes it’s necessary to make personal sacrifices for the greater good. The Warrior Poet knows sometimes it’s necessary to make personal sacrifices for the greater good. That’s what loyalty is about after all…

For your Son::Call to Arms

Like all boys, someday you will grow up to be a man. It’s not a choice; it is only a matter of time. However, you can choose what kind of man you will become. Will you choose to be a Warrior Poet? Anyone can act selfishly – it is only human nature. Being selfless isn’t easy, yet the Warrior Poet holds himself to a higher standard. Being selfless isn’t easy, yet the Warrior Poet holds himself to a higher standard. This can mean giving up something we want, giving away something we have, or delaying something that we’d like to do. After all, if it costs us nothing to help someone or show them our loyalty, have we really given them anything? The greater the personal sacrifice you make for someone, the more it shows them that you care! The greater the personal sacrifice you make for someone, the more it shows them that you care!

Weekend Activity

This upcoming weekend, ask your Warrior Poets to come up with some ways that they can regularly put others first. Once they’ve given you some good suggestions, come up with a plan to help them act on those suggestions