Monthly Archives: September 2011

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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Day 6: Act quickly

Would I have acted so quickly? This teenager didn’t think twice about getting this mom and her 2 young kids out of a car stuck on railroad tracks. http://www.kcra.com/news/22585256/detail.html

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Day 5: Courage in spite of fear

“Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” Mark Twain(1835 – 1910) American writer

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Day 4: Crowds Lift Burning Car

This week the news seems to be particularly full of heroes!  A group of bystanders didn’t hesitate to show incredible courage when a motorcyclist was hit by a car near Utah State University. While flames spread, the group LIFTED the … Continue reading

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Day 3: Courage to be a friend

This story really touched my heart. A great example of kids helping each other overcome their fears just by offering friendship. That takes courage in high school.  A great example for me to remember even as an adult. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/26/3727776/san-diego-military-kids-help-peers.html

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Day 2: look fear in the face

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes … Continue reading

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Day 1: courage to stand strong

we’ll never forget

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