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Baumgardner and Crothers (2009) describe the virtue of Courage as emotional strengths that involve exercise of will in the face of opposition, external or internal. Within this virtue there are several strengths that describe an individual. For me and the person I am writing about this strength is Bravery, which is described by not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty or pain.

My paper is on an individual whom I’ve become very close with over the past year. She has had to endure quite a bit since I’ve come to know her. It all began with her divorce that led to her being a single mother raising four boys ranging from 15 to 7. She rebounded into what appeared a stable relationship only to be misled and betrayed. She has also had to cope with her youngest child being diagnosed with diabetes. Throughout it all, she has shown a brave face, never cracking always smiling, and always willing to help anyone that was down. Instead of running into a corner and hiding, she has stood strong piecing together her life and making a good example of a strong woman for her boys. She has also championed the cause of juvenile diabetes making whomever will listen well aware of this sometime hidden or misunderstood condition. Of course, most people would say this is to be expected from a woman/mother but there is something resilient about how she has refused to accept what’s been given to her. She instead continues to reach and strive for more.

Baumgardner, S. R., & Crothers, M. K. (2009). Positive Psychology . : Prentice…...

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