Tag: courage

Curiosity DID NOT Kill the Cat

You know what DID kill the cat? Fear. Fear encrusted the cat like a toxic blanket. Because of this, the cat, stuck high up in a tree, could not come down. He was paralyzed and not curious enough to see what would happen if…

What Good Is a Window?

What good is a window   if there’s nothing to see  no season of fall  no drifting of leaves  What good is a window  if there’s only a wall.    What good is a window  if it’s sealed on all sides  if it always stays…

Yet She Rose

  She believed in something greater no concern for self or rules nothing would abate her as she fought for open schools. She spoke of female rights, opportunities, a claim for education she would fight but then, they learned her name.   On a…

A not-so-traditional woman

“It is always painful to set one’s self against tradition, especially against the conventions & prejudices that hedge about womanhood.” — Helen Keller, Rebel Lives: Helen Keller What courage and determination it must have taken this woman to realize her potential! We are all…

Forgivenss: NOW OPEN!!

Grandma parked her Ferrari and rushed through the door of the Moxie Courageous Everything Store. “I need one sturdy jump rope, two twenty-pound weights, elbow and knee pads and blue roller skates.”   “Will  that be all?” the salesman said.   Grandma looked at…

Never give up

Even though I didn’t get a donkey or a new guitar, I knew Aunt Nolie was in my corner, wiping off my brow between rounds and telling me to “Get up!” at the same time. I’ve since learned how to “get up” from many…