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Courage and Hope

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following 8 Courage and Hope Sayings “article” was given to me years ago on retreat. I kept it in my journal and want to share it with you. Please feel free to share.

~Sallie

 

Courage…

does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,”I will try again tomorrow.”

Courage…

is not the absence of fear. Courage is the presence of fear with the willingness to face it.

Courage…

is moving into the unknown. It is leaving the past and allowing the future to be.

Take courage…

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. (Joseph Campbell)

Stress is…

an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Breathe. You have everything you need.

Hope …

is knowing that you are greater than anything that will ever happen to you.

Do not pray…

for courage… for God has already given it to you. Pray instead to receive the courage that is living within you right now.

Copyright – 2015   by Uniquelyyourscraftjournal

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Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given

To Sallie and uniquelyyourscraftjournal with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

You may reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com

February Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Some of these prompts are rather “deep” ……………………..

If you had to be someone else for 24 hour, who would you choose and why? What would you do?

What ‘excess baggage’ are you carrying around?  Create a list o fall the negative things you would like to drop off at

lost property. How will you feel when you release them?

What is some of the best advice you ever received?  Have you followed it?

What does courage mean to you?

Today is Ash Wednesday. What does it mean to you?

 

~Sallie

Random Thought on courage

 

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Remember to seek out anything that stirs your heart and soul, and every morning put a teaspoon of courage in your coffee, tea or orange juice and be ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of the day.

 Paul Colella

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Who is your hero?

Dear Fellow Journalers,

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Our favorite heroes and heroines live forever in their stories and in our memories, cheering us forward in our daily lives and presenting splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirits that are a lasting testament to our cherished values.”

                                                   Paul Colella

     Stories connect us. Have you ever listened to an older person  talk about their life  and the things and events that shaped their lives?  We honor active-duty and retired service men and women during this month  and pause and remember the acts of courage of those who sacrificed their lives.

“Real American heroes don’t wear capes. They wear dog tags.”

                                 “G”  11/12

     I often wonder though, about the teenagers of today. Have they  any heroes? I wonder if the adulation shown to movie stars and  music and TV personalities is hero-worship? I’m at an age now, maybe because of Grandparent status, that I wonder, and to be honest, worry about the future our “L” will be living in.

     While thinking about this subject I surfed the web dictionary for a definitive description of what a hero is:

  • “remarkably brave person: somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character
  • somebody admired: somebody who is admired for outstanding qualities or achievements
  • main character in fictional plot: the principal male character in a movie, novel, or play, especially one who plays a vital role in plot development or around whom the plot is structured”.

     A tall order being a hero.

     I always thought of who we now call “First Responders”  as heroes. The firemen and policemen who rush into peril when everyone else is rushing out. For those of you who watched any documentaries or news programs after 911 you know who the heroes were – ordinary people some of them, just helping out.

     There is a web site  that I found recently: http://www.stageoflife.com

 This multi-generational global community writes and shares their life stories. It’s like an on-line journal read by everyone. The question “Who is your hero?” was part of their ongoing Teen Writing Contest. The number one hero, was, you guessed it – their MOM.  The winners of the essays are readable on the site, but I wanted to share the other hero choices with you because my faith has been restored. They are listed in no particular order:

  •      MOM
  •      My parents
  •      Grandparents
  •      Brothers/sisters
  •      other relatives
  •     Member of the military (read the post “My heroes are the men and women of the Armed Forces” by BetweenMe&U)
  •     Famous person
  •     Friend
  •     World Leader
  •     Teacher or Coach
  •     Character
  •     Member of a group (lifeguard, person with disability)
  •     Everyday person

So the inevitable questions are:  Who is your hero and do you know their life story?

~Sallie

 

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Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved. You may reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com

P.S. Thanks to my guest bloggers “G” and Paul Colella and MaryBeth for their help with this post.

Copyright – 2014 by Uniquelyyourscraftjournal

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Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given

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