Friday, April 24, 2020

April 24--It Takes Courage

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.  --Winston Churchill

     It is said that the Cowardly Lion was the wisest of Dorothy's Wizard of Oz companions because he asked for courage. Wisdom (Scarecrow's "brain") and love (Tin Man's "heart") both are results of courage. Courage to live life fully brings wisdom, and courage to be vulnerable brings love into one's life.
     Where has courage taken me?

  • Through college and graduate school
  • Through grieving the death of both parents
  • Through multiple geographic relocations
  • Into 12-step recovery from addiction
  • Into marriage
  • Into motherhood
  • Into multiple jobs and career changes
  • Into lifelong learning
  • Through yoga teacher training
  • Through zip-lining and jumping from a perfectly good airplane
  • Through glorious world-wide travels
  • Through lifelong self-exploration 

All these things were possible because I said "yes" to the call for courage.
     Where has courage taken you?

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