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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
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Monday, April 4, 2011

"C" is for Courage

Today's letter in the A-Z Blogging Challenge is the letter "C". I am going to cheat a little here and post something that I blogged last year. I blogged on "Finding the Courage to Pursue Your Dreams". If you read this last year, it is a good reminder for you. If you haven't read it before I hope that you will enjoy the message.

Have you ever had a dream for yourself? How long have you had this dream? I know people that dream all of their lives about something and never fulfill their dream. I know my Grandma worked hard all of her life, saving her money, so she could travel in her later years. For my Grandma, this dream did not come true. Instead of traveling like she wanted to, the money was spent to keep her in a nursing home after a stroke. Looking back at this, I grieve for my Grandma's lost dream.

Many things in life we have no control over. For my Grandma, I am sure she did not plan on having a stroke and living out her life in a nursing home. Maybe, we should not have dreams that may look to be out of our reach? I don't think so, because if we look at the definition of the kind of dream I am speaking about it says:

"a strongly desired goal or purpose; something that fully satisfies a wish "

My greatest dream has always been to write a book. Now publishing that book should be part of that dream, but I have always just said, "write" a book. For many years this dream has been about as far away as the Sun. The past few years this dream is looking like it will become a reality.

Where do we find the courage, deep inside of us, to pursue our dreams?

Columnist Graham Harris said this about courageous people:

"The most courageous people in the world are those who are committed to discovering how they can get the best out of themselves. Individuals, who are committed to learning about and changing, their habits and beliefs in order to fulfil their dreams."

When I think of courage, many people throughout history come to mind,
-Our Founding Fathers
-Abraham Lincoln
-The Pilgrims
-Holocaust Survivors
-9/11 Rescue Workers
-Our American Soldiers throughout our country's history
-Rosa Parks
-Martin Luther King Jr.
-My Pioneer Ancestors

The list of courageous people could go on and on. The power is inside each of us to try to become what we want and are capable of becoming.

I want to end this post with a quote I really love. It says something that we should all remember, whatever it is we are trying to pursue in our lives.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher

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  1. Great post. Excellent examples of courage!

  2. I think courage is something a lot of us don't even realize we have. Sometimes we just need a reminder! Thanks for this post-- I love that last quote especially.

  3. It's nice to meet you. :)

    I love this post. It lets you take a moment and remember courage comes in all different forms.

  4. fantastic quote. So true.
    The courage to keep going :)


  5. Great post! I love the last quote as well. Sometimes we're not even aware of our own courage... but not giving up when the going gets tough can be very courageous indeed! :) Nice to meet you! Looking forward to reading more!

  6. Sheila! *HUGS* and more and more *HUGS*

    I hope you guys are okay. It's nice to see that you've joined the wild alphcoasterbetas! ;)

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  7. How inspiring!
    I love this post
    Thank you!

  8. this is a very moving post. There are certainly times when I could use more of this commodity. good luck with the challenge.

  9. Great post. I like the lion from the Wizard of Oz.

  10. I feel for your grandma. Sometimes life doesn't happen the way we expect it. But even then, I think we have to keep dreaming, and keep trying to make that dream happen. Lovely quote, thank you. :)

  11. Eh, it's okay if you cheat a little. New followers like myself didn't get to see this one before, so now we do. Great post, too!


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