“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Maya Angelou

It is courageous to tell the truth.  It is always easy to tell a lie, but to be honest is extraordinary.    I love honest people.  I love their ability to be honest with themselves and with others.  I especially love those who have the courage to me different but honest with one they really are, honest with what they believe and honest with with what makes them happy.  They never conform to what people think they should be or do what everyone else is doing.  I wish I had that courage,   like those men and women who decided to be openly homosexual in the United States military.  Or what about the college graduates who start up their own entrepreneurial endeavors instead of working for “the man”.   And just like the 18 year olds who leave their hometowns to live in a new city or country with no family or friends to support them.  Not too forget all the young lovers who do not see age or race, but only see the person that makes them happy.  And I have a special place for the active citizens in this world who serve their communities without gaining a dime and who are passionate in taking a stand for what they do and do not believe in.

I love witnessing this courage.


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