Stories on Building Courage – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Gabrielle Cohen    Color war in Flatbush is the funnest time of the year. However, it can be full of fear for shy people. When everyone was sharing ideas how to make up the skit, there was only one girl who didn’t say anything. She had a great idea that was connected to the theme and was funny too. She tried to speak up, but she was just so scared that the older kids would laugh at her idea. She missed a chance to join in on the fun and give her team skit that could win. Even though she knew how rewarding it would be to see her idea on the big screen, her fear stopped her from taking the risk. She promised herself that the next year she would give ideas on the skit. When she finally did, she found herself surrounded by new friends and compliments on her skit. Though the risk was scary, she was happy that she took it.