Monday, December 12, 2011

Drawing On Your Courage

Hello, I was looking online for some inspiration the other day and this poem from by Caroline Kent is just what I needed. Each and every day, for the past year and a half, I get up to the same situation, unemployed and broke. This Christmas is going to be tough. I can barely afford Christmas gifts for my kids and grandchildren. And how I just want to give them the simplest of gifts, nothing extravagant. I have learned to live quite frugal. And with all my efforts I thought by this time last year I would be all set, but no, here it is, another Christmas, same situation. I feel like giving up, rejection, after rejection, for some reason I don't. I keep trying. The strength to keep trying must be coming from courage deep down inside, in which I am drawing on like never before. This poem is for you too if something in your life is forcing you to draw upon your courage in ways you never thought it would.
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Courage is admitting that you're afraid and facing that fear directly. It's being strong enough to ask for help and humble enough to accept it

Courage is standing up for what you believe in without worrying about the opinions of others, It's following your own heart, living your own life, and settling for nothing less than the best for yourself

Courage is daring to take a first step, a big leap, or a different path, It's attempting to do something that no one has done before and all others thought impossible

Courage is keeping heart in the face of disappointment and looking at defeat not as an end but as a new beginning, It's believing that things will ultimately get better even as they get worse

Courage is being responsible for your own actions and admitting your own mistakes without placing blame on others, It's relying not on others for your success, but on your own skills and efforts

Courage is refusing to quit even when you're intimidated by impossibility. It's choosing a goal, sticking with it, and finding solutions to the problems

Courage is thinking big, aiming high, and shooting far, It's taking a dream and doing anything, risking everything, and stopping at nothing to it make it a reality

~ Caroline Kent ~

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