Courage is facing the unknown and unexpected chaos of life with poise and equanimity, putting your best effort forth with faith that what the future holds for your hopes, and aspirations will be in line with your desires, and knowing that if it isn’t in line with them that there is no other way it can be, and accepting that outcome for what it is: an outcome that can be no other outcome.

Today I go to the dentist to get four more teeth extracted. I have an interview at nine this evening, and I have been looking for a job for 7 months. My fear is that I will get these teeth pulled, and go to my interview tonight, and not get the job because my attitude will be changed by the traumatic experience. I fear that I will not be able to eat because the teeth being pulled are the only ones I have left to chew with, and I have a fear that as soon as all the teeth are gone I will become reclusive because I wont want the world to see me without a denture. My worst fears are becoming realized, but I must be strong and have courage, or what can example can I be to those in fear.

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

-Billy Graham

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