"Courage doesn't always roar. . .

Old 07-30-2008, 06:25 AM
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"Courage doesn't always roar. . .

Today's thought from Hazelden is:

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."
--Anne Hunninghake

A key quality that distinguishes a successful athlete, or a top-notch performer in any field, is the way he responds to his bad days. Everyone has good days and bad days, and the good ones are certainly easier to handle. But do we allow the bad ones to throw us off our course? Are we so shaken by our mistakes or troubles that we lose our focus on our goals?

Adult development is a process; it's never an end goal that we reach and hold. Our healing and recovery includes preparing ourselves to respond well to the bad days. We can do that by keeping our eye on the big picture, knowing that however bad things may seem at the moment, they will change. We learn to reach deep into our spiritual center for the courage to stay focused in the midst of our hardest days. We don't have to do it alone. We have the spiritual support of our Higher Power and the companionship of our friends to keep us on the path.

Today I will stay in touch with my spiritual center to find the courage for another day.

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Old 07-30-2008, 08:52 AM
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Thanks, Rita...just what I needed to read today!

Hugs and prayers!

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Old 07-30-2008, 05:57 PM
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."
I absolutely love that. How very true and I think the bravest person is always the one willing to try again.

Thanks, Japic05, I needed to read that tonight.

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Old 07-31-2008, 04:20 PM
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Love that little voice.... now that I've turned down the sound in my own brain, I can hear it better.

Thank you for this.... wonderful stuff.
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Thank you. I needed to hear that!
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