It is the conviction to explore new horizons when it's easier to believe what we've been told
Courage is the desire to maintain our integrity when it's easier to look the other way
It is the feeling happy and alive when it's easier to feel sorry for ourselves
Courage is the will to shape our world when it's easier to let someone else do it for us
It is the recognition that none of us are perfect, when it's easier to criticize others
Courage is the power to step forward and lead when it's easier to follow the crowd
It is the spirit that places you on top of the mountain when it's easier to never leave the ground
Courage is the freedom of our mind, body, and soul ----- John Carzello
To laugh -- is to risk appearing the fool
To weep -- is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another -- is to risk involvement
To explore feelings -- is to risk exposing our true self
To place your ideas your dreams before the crowd -- is to risk loss
To love --- is to risk not being loved in return
To live -- is to risk dying
To hope -- is to risk despair
To try -- is to risk failure
To forgive -- is to risk being hurt again
May you all make choices wisely - and may you have the strength - courage -- compassion - and faith for all the "risks" you choose to take today!!
"He who is wise will keep an open mind until he has fairly tested the various proofs that are available to him"
To be persuasive, one must be believable;
To be believable, one must be credible;
To be credible, one must be truthful.
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