Endurance In the Community

vs. discouragement

Withstanding stress to do my best

To practice Endurance, I will:

  • put my whole heart into everything I do
  • accept both instruction and feedback
  • not let small obstacles deter me from my bigger goal
  • recognize progress in all its forms
  • not be a “quitter”

    Reach Out

    Our hearts are broken over the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas and we know the pain they are enduring is indescribable. We feel compelled to do something but what?  What can we do being so far away?  I’m sure you’ve promised prayers of support, but we need to do more.  We can have an impact on our community here and perhaps prevent another massacre.  We can be aware of those around us and make sure that our family, friends, and neighbors, feel connected to someone.  This isn’t just reacting when we hear of an issue but actively working to reach out to those around us and authentically connecting with them. We can’t be best friends with everyone, but we can make it a regular practice to be aware of the needs of others and respond. Helping others bolsters our own Endurance, too. What can you do the help those you don’t know? Volunteer or financially support organizations that make positive impacts on children in your community. Don’t be shy – invite others to join you. The future of our society rests in our children and we owe them a safe and nurturing environment.

    What can you do to help your community thrive, not just Endure?

    The Links below will take you to Resources you can use with the family or within community organizations
    to teach the Character Quality of Endurance.
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