Aristotle once said: "You will never do anything in
this world without courage. It is the greatest quality
of the mind next to honor."
May 6, 2020
Who could imagine while working on the hot and dirty rooftop of the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® in Dallas, something as great as witnessing and joining in a salute to the Blue Angels could be possible? Brian Johannes and Tim Barton of MetroTex took this amazing video of the flyover Dallas by the Blue Angeles. As they flew over the skies of Flower Mound at 11:00 a.m. before flying to Dallas, I couldn't have been prouder.
"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 along." --Eleanor Roosevelt
WHY IS COURAGE SO IMPORTANT?
Courage, like confidence is a chance to breathe in hope and to let clarity set in. We cannot change the past; but we can change our attitude. When asked of Aristotle, what is the meaning of life? He answered with confidence, "flourishing."
WHY IS CONFIDENCE IMPORTANT?
I asked my spouse shortly after he was honorably discharged from the Army right after Vietnam, why he didn't get mad as hell when people spit at him wherever we went that first year we married whenever he wore his flight jacket and Army fatigues or why wasn't he furious because he couldn't get a job? I often wondered. I still wonder. Why was he so calm? Why was his posture so straight? Why wouldn't he wear regular clothes? Why did he wear a poker face?
Confidence. That's all he said. Confidence.
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Doctors and Nurses, First Responders. They do what they do because they were trained to do what they do because they have courage and confidence. It empowers them to take responsibility for what they learned how to do because they know, what they do, impacts everyone.
Eleanor was right. Be courageous. Stop and look fear in the face. Never miss an opportunity to breathe. Be engaged.
As long as you have breath, honor those who save lives. Make a contribution to life on earth. ---Patricia Feager