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The Courage of Saoirse

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Saoirse who loved playing outside with her friends. One day, while they were playing in the park, they saw a big, scary dog running towards them. All of Saoirse's friends ran away, but Saoirse froze with fear. She was afraid the dog would bite her, and she didn't know what to do.

Saoirse remembered what her mom had told her about courage: it's not about not feeling scared, it's about doing the right thing even when you're scared. She took a deep breath and remembered the courage quotient principles: 1) facing fear, 2) managing fear, 3) perseverance, and 4) resilience.

Saoirse decided to face her fear and managed to stay calm while looking at the dog. The dog didn't look so scary now, he was wagging his tail and looked happy. Saoirse then remembered that she could persevere, so she started to walk slowly towards the dog, calling him softly. The dog came closer and she petted him gently. He licked her hand, and Saoirse realized he just wanted to play.

Saoirse's friends were amazed by her bravery and impressed by how she managed the situation. They all played together with the dog, and had a great time. Saoirse felt proud of herself for facing her fear, managing it and persevering, and for being resilient by not giving up when the dog first appeared to be scary.

From that day on, Saoirse felt more confident in herself and her ability to be courageous. She learned that being brave doesn't mean you're not scared, but that you can manage your fear and do the right thing even when it's difficult.

With Arete,


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