A friend once advised me saying, “Treat everyone you meet as if they were going through a major personal crisis – and most of the time you will be right.”
Each day people all around us are dealing with all that life has dealt to them. I admire the courage and dignity of people who quietly live with such things… They seem to graciously and even enthusiastically accept whatever life sends their way. I look at them… I learn from them… I am inspired by them.
Howard Cosell said, “Courage takes many forms. There is physical courage, there is moral courage. Then there is a still higher type of courage–the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.”
Sometimes I let myself get tricked into thinking about the wrong stuff. Not today… today I will have the courage to think about the right stuff, and to do the hard stuff.