Humans tend to have a distinct need to rank things and determine who or what is bigger, faster, richer, thinner, prettier. Even kids do this – just watch them in the classroom or on the athletic field. It’s a shame as there are so many valuable contenders who go unnoticed. Furthermore, there are equally as many times when we fail to realize that just because something is different doesn’t mean it’s not as valuable.
I could go on ad nauseum on this last thought, so let me focus here. From the research I’m currently doing for my new book, A Different Kind of Courage, I have come to realize that there is a very specific set of traits, typically female, that propel courageous acts. But just because they’re not what we typically think of as courage, they’re discounted. They’re not strong, aggressive, risky or competitive. But they get the job done. Wanna know more? Stay tuned!
… that’s how long it’s been since I’ve been here. This, despite the fact that I’m a writer by profession; despite the fact that I love blogs; despite the fact that I always try to stick to what I start. Nonetheless, I dropped the ball.
I’m thinking all of you have had a similar experience somewhere in your lives. Holidays, health issues, travel – they all played a part. Still, the longer we stay away, the harder it is to get back in the saddle and the more embarrassing it becomes.
So, enough self-flagellation. Time to find my courage. I am back in the saddle and I will be here on my regular basis. And it feels good to be back!