Tag Archives: courage

Courage to wear a pink tutu

It takes courage to be vulnerable. Cancer patients don’t have a choice. They are thrust into it.  Bob Carey, a photographer who loves to make his wife laugh, chose to share that vulnerability as his wife worked her way through … Continue reading

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Courage to climb your mountains

Manual for Climbing Mountains –by Paulo Coelho Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Astound yourself

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison (1847-1931) – American inventor and businessman

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The courage of our questions

“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” Carl Sagan (1934-1996) American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science educator in astronomy and natural sciences

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Story: A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism

Sometimes I read a story that hits me so hard I just can’t stop thinking about it. I keep rolling it around in my head, looking for answers, but knowing there are no simple answers when it comes to autism. … Continue reading

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Facing autism with courage, and lots of heart

When I began writing this blog, to celebrate ordinary people who act with extraordinary courage, Lisa Ackerman was one of the first people I featured. My brother and sis-in-law know Lisa personally, and they will be the first to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Love deeply

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.   Lao Tzu  – Chinese Taoist Philosopher (600 BC)

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Team Rubicon- A passion to help

We all know someone with enthusiasm that is simply contagious. They have a passion that can’t be bought or sold. It’s just in them. Jake Wood is one of those people. After serving as a US Marine, he found it … Continue reading

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Care a whole awful lot….

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!” Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), American writer, poet, and cartoonist- from The Lorax

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See the need and respond

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … Continue reading

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