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Friday, May 6, 2011

Courage Challenge of the Day

Lion's Whiskers offers this courage challenge: Choose a worthwhile cause that your family can donate some time, petition signatures, or money to this month.  The organization or cause could be local or global.  Here are a couple of websites devoted to making your search for your family's cause easy: Charity Navigator or Global Giving.

Developing the moral courage to be the kind of concerned citizen active in local and global causes begins at home.  Discuss with your child causes that are important to you: environmentalism, religious freedom, reducing poverty, or combating racism (just to name a few).  If your child is young, you could spark a discussion about animal welfare and the protection of endangered species, like Panda or Polar bears. Read Jennifer's story about Holocaust rescuer Irene Opdyke to become inspired about how moral courage and activism starts at home with small steps leading to heroic strides.


"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
 
What's a true story from your life about inspiring your children to develop a charitable consciousness and/or one of the examples from your life when you demonstrated moral courage by giving to something or to someone in need?

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