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The Courage to live!

 

Tonight, I agree with author Maya Angelou in that "there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." 

I have concluded that other than breathing, courage is a must. Just the act of "acting, as if pretending" to be courageous takes COURAGE. Life is all about trials and tribulations and every second that passes by is a decision that involves the courage to make a good choice, courage to go on and not dwell into despair and the courage to love and care for others without expecting a return.

We all have courage for if we didn't, we would be extinct.  Courage is the act of rising to a new day and facing the world with a smile and a courteous hello.  It is one of the reasons we are still alive. Courage is what drives us  to get back on our feet  and continue walking.

My life and that of my family have been guided by courage and perhaps a destiny to  tell a story. I must now shower with courage in an effort to  tell an untold story.  The type that burns within but refuses to come out.  I know the courage will come, for only then will I be able to smile and say "I did it."  I did what I could to help save whatever is left of our precious rain forests.  Only then, would I have kept the promise I made to a starving child, who lived under less than human conditions in one of the biggest landfills of my native country of Nicaragua.  "Every one tells me they're going to help, but all I really want is for people to know that I exists."

With this blog, I take the first step of courage and begin to walk without turning back towards a world unknown to many but dearly engraved within my soul.

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