Monthly Archives: September 2011

Day 13: Beads of Courage

The brainchild of a pediatric cancer nurse, give kids a bead for each treatment or surgery they go through in there battle with cancer to show how brave they are.  An amazing story you won’t soon forget. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7143083n you can … Continue reading

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Day 12: Stupid Cancer

A great interview with some very courageous kids with cancer. These amazing kids show such honesty in the face of a frightening disease, and such willingness to help others by sharing their stories. http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/nick-news-face-courage-kids-living-with-cancer-full-episode.html

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Day 11: Compassion — a necessity

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama (1950-present) 

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Day 10: Bravery and compassion

Today I’m thinking of the daily bravery of those who seek to make the world a better, more accepting place for those with disabilities.  I’m also thinking about how brave everyone who lives with a challenge of any kind has … Continue reading

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Day 9: Happiness never decreases by being shared

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha)

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Day 8: Courage Through Hard Times

We are living in hard times. It’s like stepping back into stories my mom told about growing up during the great depression. In a country full of iPhones and laptops, it’s humbling to realize that so many of our neighbors, … Continue reading

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Day 7: saddle up

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. ” John Wayne (1907 – 1979)- Actor

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