This week we are looking for virtues, eleven of them; self-control, discipline, enthusiasm, courage, persistence, specialized knowledge, imagination, decisiveness, being well-organized, taking initiative, and having a pleasing personality. Can you list them, 1-11 in the order requiring the greatest improvement for you? What is your number 1? Mine…courage.
I am looking for examples of courage in others. Our lesson teaches us that in order to identify courage in our surroundings, we must know what courage is, and we must possess it ourselves. I have learned that courage comes in many forms, and means different things to different people.
My two exposures of courage; two women… each diagnosed with cancer, each a choosing a different treatment plan. One woman in remission. One woman fighting the toughest battle of her life. Both woman are young, married and have children. Both have breast cancer. They have chosen to live life to the best of their ability. They both exhibit courage by the choices they have made. Choices that are best for them and their families. My friend in remission has made the decision that if her cancer returns, she will not seek further treatment. She is choosing to live the moment…the now, until she takes her last breath. My friend fighting for every breath has had multiple treatments, multiple remissions, and her body is ravaged. She is choosing to live the moment, the now, until she takes her last breath. Both display courage, both have made the right choices for their situations. They are stepping out of the boat and walking on water. Can I do it, can you do it…be brave?
January 29 I am stepping out of the boat and walking on water. I am leaving behind a job and co-workers that I love. It has been my life for 25 years. I am choosing to be brave and embark on a new adventure…living without an income, building a business from the ground up, and catching a dream. I believe actions speak louder than words, that they reveal my inner being, and my thoughts. I made the decision to live a life of adventure, and the tour guide showed up…The Master Key Experience. Nothing happens by accident.
Do you want to walk on water, be brave on the inside and display courage on the outside? Start by following the 7 Day Mental Diet, also known as 7 Days to a New Life. It might change your life. It is changing mine. Oh, and don’t forget to look for the tour guide. The next adventure starts in September 2016. My adventure has started…walking on water, and keeping my eyes on my Creator.