• Perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement | Gypsy Magpie

    October Family Focus: Perseverance

    Perseverance. Stick-it-tooey. Tenacity. Determination. Moxie. Persistence. Grit.
    Whatever you want to call it, we all need more of it in this day and age.

    Ok, honesty here… I have been working on this focus since July.
    Yes, I said JULY. I have been hit in the face with lessons on perseverance every dang time I turn around the past few months. I even wrote a big long post with lots of details about why perseverance has been on my mind, but every time I went to share it I just couldn’t hit publish. Funny how that happens. I guess what I felt so strongly about saying was more for me than for you so, I hit delete and started again.
    Instead of lots of words, I’m going to get right to the point. Hear that thud? Yeah, probably the sound of my brothers passing out in shock. Turds.

    Perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement | Gypsy Magpie

     

    What is PERSEVERANCE?

    According to dictionary.com, perseverance is steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

    It’s never giving up. It’s sticking to something even when all you want to do is quit. Holding on. Giving your all. Chipping away piece by piece and moment by moment. Staying strong. Keeping your chin up. Enduring. Pushing forward. It’s plodding along with persistence and purpose. Like Dorie sang… “just keep swimming.”
    That is perseverance.

    I know we are already a third of the way through the month, but better late than never!
    Are you ready?
    Let’s go.

    How do we develop this pluckiness?

    For starters, here are some ideas, activities, and lessons rounded up from the internet to help us learn and teach the quality of perseverance.

    Lessons:

    Perseverance Walk | Edutopia

     

    Teaching Resilience and Perseverance: How to Raise Kids with Grit | Sleeping Should Be Easy

    Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You | Little LDS Idea

    The Parable of the Chocolate Chip | Little LDS Ideas

    Famous People Who Found Success Despite Failures | Lifehack

     

    Books, Movies, and Video Clips:

    30 Books and Movies that Teach Perseverance | Your Vibrant Family

    Looking for great books and movies to share with your family? We all want to teach our kids about how to persevere through hard times, and these inspirational stories are perfect examples of people who faced triumphed through trials. You'll love this book and movie list!

     

    14 Picture Books about Perseverance | What Do We Do All Day?

    Persevere | TingoEd Vocab

    Activities:

    Superhero Goal Setting | Learning with Firsties

    Superhero Goal Setting | Learning with Firsties

    When I Feel Stuck | Plant Love Grow

    DIY Dinner Table Game | Family Chic
    I love the idea of this little stacking game Camilla of Family Chic came up with! This would be a fantastic and fun activity for teaching persistence and perseverance. Plus it’s inexpensive and simple to recreate. LOVE it!

    DIY Dinner Table Game | Family Chic

     

    Printables:

    Jeffrey R. Holland ” Keep Trying” Quote | Tee Pee Girl
    If you haven’t checked out the printables on this site, you are missing out! Chrissy makes some fantastic stuff, my friends! Every printable she makes is a work of art.
    Just stunning!

     

    You’ve Got This, Never Give Up & Dream Big Printable Art | AKA Design
    These printables would work ANYWHERE and with any style of decor. I just love them!

    never give up, dream big, you've got this free printables

    Quotes:

    No Grit, No Pearl | Our Heiday
    This quote hit me. Funny how something so simple can do that, huh?
    And, this pretty hand lettered print by Patricia Shen has me all heart eyes!
    Please check out her beautiful site for purchasing information.

    No Grit No Pearl Print by Patricia Shen

    Be Fearless | Stork OTC Instagram

     Be Fearless in the Pursuit of What Sets Your Soul on Fire | Stork OTC

    Well friends, hopefully you found some ideas to get your thoughts going. I know I did.
    Looking for more?
    Check out this month’s Pinterest board!

    I’m not sure why I keep getting smacked in the rear with perseverance experiences.  I sure must have something to learn.
    Time to put on my big girl pants, saddle up, and deal with it.

    Giving up is a drag anyway.

    What does Perseverance mean to you?

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