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Forms of Courage.

I'll be honest with you: submitting this week's Equals Record post made me incredibly nervous - It's never easy to admit when you don't do something well. In my case, I've always prided myself on being an optimist, but I've realized recently that when it comes to dealing with the harder things in life, I've got some work to do.



As always, an excerpt from the new post: "For a span of several months, I had a Holbrook Jackson quote as the wallpaper on my computer screen. Happiness is a form of courage, it read. I remember reading this for the first time, years ago, and feeling electrified. I found it so empowering. Every day, we’re confronted with a myriad of reasons to be angry, bitter, disappointed, discouraged, worried, frightened. People get sick. Friends move away. Relationships fall apart. We lose jobs, miss trains, trip on the stairs. We say things we don’t mean. Do things we wish we could take back. Take risks that lead us nowhere. To choose to celebrate the good in life in spite of all of this - to focus on the positive when really, it’s the last thing we want to do - is a beautiful thing. I believe this wholeheartedly. But. I’ve learned a curious thing recently."


Read more at the Equals Record, here. You can find past entries from my column, Looking Forward, here. Thank you so much for reading - I appreciate your support!

 

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