cour·age: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. (

One, two, three…. Jump! Come on, you can do it! Okay, lets try it again. One, two, three…….Yipee!!!!

We were so excited for our son who after much consideration, found enough courage to jump off a cliff/rock into beautiful Sylvan Lake.

On a similar note, our usually skiddish daughter decided after watching her cousins go tubing for all these years, that she was going to try it. She was actually going to get on that tube and go!

I haven’t heard such glee, laughter come from our children! They were proud of themselves for taking a risk, for being brave, courageous. In return, they had a rush of excitement and were filled with joyful noises.

It may not be a cliff or tube, but what is it that you fear? What is holding you back? I sometimes think fear has this incredible grip on us, that if we would only have a little more courage, we too, would be able to experience that feeling of accomplishment, and perhaps a little more joy? Let the lessons of my 5 and 7 year old encourage you to JUMP!

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon

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