Once upon a time there lived a little girl called Amari. She was a shy and timid child, who loved to spend time playing outdoors surrounded by nature. She was particularly fond of thunderstorms, which she found thrilling and exciting, but she was also afraid of them.
Amari had what was known as brontephobia, a fear of thunder and lightning. She would often cower in fear at the first sound of thunder, hiding under her bedcovers in an attempt to protect herself from the noise and the flashes of light. Her fear of thunderstorms had been growing since she was a small child, and her parents were concerned.
They tried their best to help her cope with her fear, but nothing seemed to help. Every time there was a thunderstorm, Amari was petrified. Her parents took her to a therapist, who suggested she be exposed to thunder in small doses over time to help her become desensitized.
Amari’s parents decided to try the technique, and they started by taking her to the park on days where there were mild thunderstorms. At first, Amari was terrified, but each time she felt a little better, her fear becoming less and less. Over time, she was able to watch the thunderstorms, to the thrill and excitement she originally felt as a child.
The moral of the story is that with perseverance and determination, even the most daunting challenges can be overcome. All it takes is a little courage and the willingness to face one’s fears head on. That is the power of courage, and it is something we can all learn from Amari.