Read over the story of "The Brave Little Parrot" and try to put yourself in the parrot's shoes. Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you worked for it even when no one else would take a stand? Try to remember how that felt to you spiritually.

What do you feel most passionate or concerned about now? Take a moment to close your eyes and feel the passion and compassion that lives in your heart. On a more practical level, have you persevered toward a goal in life such as a career, or a cause, or with a challenging relationship or illness? Give yourself credit for the patience and diligence you found to carry on despite the challenges. Is there a short personal story that you could share with your Moral Tales group today? In this session we move from listening to a folktale to looking at true life stories. Take some time to think about people whose courage, faith and diligence has particularly inspired you. Perhaps there is a story that you could share.

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