Courage To Give

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
~Fred (Mr.) Rogers

This group of middle school football players have a bright future ahead of them. In this short video, they display more kindness, empathy and honest self awareness than most folks do their entire lives. The football players, without the knowledge of the coaches, decided they wanted to give a learning disabled student the opportunity to feel what it is like to score a touchdown and show the rest of the school that this kid is truly a part of the team.

At about 2:35 you can see the unexpected impact this choice had on one of the players. It’s a powerful revelation to have at any age.

There are so many ways to give in this life. It’s why we are here. The benefits to ourselves and everyone around us are limitless if we just have the courage to give it all away. When we let go of the things and beliefs in our lives that no longer serve us we really start to open life up. Give life a chance and experience true change.



  1. I live about 30 minutes away from THIS middle school. (not that being near it makes me any more or less touched. This is an amazing display of giving and of teamwork. The unselfishness of these young men is incredible to see!!

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