At McDermid, May is the month of Courage.
A mother bear is gentle by nature, but if one of her cubs is in danger, she will overcome her fears to confront threats. Some of our biggest threats can come from peer pressure. We need to be brave to stand up for what is right, even when it is hard. We also need to be brave and ask for help when we need it to deal with anger, pain, and other problems we are facing. This can be a good reminder for all of us to reach out to get the mental health support, and other supports, we may need.
The bear also reminds us to be playful and to rest when needed. It is in the balance of these teachings that we are taught when to be courageous. Share courage, not aggression.
To find out more about the Grandfather Teaching of Courage, please CLICK HERE.