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The Courage to be Different

In my previous life (before I had kids), I taught middle school science and coached volleyball, basketball and track at the middle school.

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I know that most teens and preteens want to fit in with all of their peers. Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.37.14 PM I think it is refreshing to see kids that aren’t afraid to be a little different and do their own thing!!
Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.36.39 PMActually, I think that even adults struggle with being different sometimes.  I see people trying to put everyone in a little bubble instead of embracing the differences that make us all unique.

I spent many years of my life afraid to stand out.  Now, I’m perfectly happy to be me and hope that my boys will always have the courage to be themselves.

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.37.29 PMSometimes being yourself means a teenager who is willing to play with boxes –

Sometimes being a little different is a 46 year old dad showing his sons his moves –

A little courage goes a long way!!!

Today I’m linking up with Deb (Deb Runs) for the Wednesday Word which is courage.

Deb Runs

When is the last time you did something that required courage?

Happy Wednesday!!!