Facing fear

September 2nd, 2013

Many years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt said,

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

My son re-affirmed Ms. Roosevelt’s thoughts this morning as he ziplined over the Elora Gorge. My son’s excitement brought him to the zipline’s entrance, but it was his courage (and willingness to “look fear in the face”) that allowed him to walk onto the platform and ultimately take a giant leap.

In our own ways, may we all be so brave.


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