Yesterday, there was a thread running through many of the posts concerning the “word” for 2013. I am relatively new to the Blog world but gather that this is a traditional New Year’s resolution - to choose a word, embracing its meaning and purpose for your life in the coming year. The posts were sweet and heartfelt; the kind of conversation you would share with close friends and family and they made me think about what word I would choose as we look towards 2014. And I have decided that my word choice is, Courage.
There can be no Courage unless you are Scared.
~ Eddie Rickenbacker
Sometimes Courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow”.
~ Mary Ann Radmacker
I promise you
Something great will come of it.
~ Benjamin Mee / We Bought a Zoo
Then this past weekend it happened, I finally got a glimpse of where the path was leading, and why I need to find my courage. We stopped by Seneca Cannery Antiques, one of our favorite hunting-gathering spots, and as we were looking around, my Hero said, “You could do this, open a shop here” and the wonderful thing was that he echoed just what I was thinking. Now, he is a man of action where given sufficient time I would have surely talked myself out of the adventure. Therefore, wasting no time, today we met with the manager to find out what it takes to set up business at the Cannery and to add my name to the waiting list for a space. Reference that “20 seconds of courage” quote.
I am a firm believer in stepping out on Faith, as is my Hero. We are in awe of how our lives have evolved over the past decades (a long story to be recited in the not too distance future, promise). So, God, we trust you; lead on and I will do my very best to follow. For now, I’m working on getting that Courage thing going.
And, there is soooo much to do!!!
Happy New Year, dear hearts!