Thursday, December 31, 2009

Let there be courage

Well here we are on the eve of a new year, a new decade, and another chance to make a change in our lives. The theme this year for the Times Square new years eve ball in let there be courage and I want to make that challenge to myself and to all of you as we move in to the new year.

Changing our selves takes courage, we must face the parts of our lives that cause us stress and emotional turmoil. When we face these parts of our lives and deal with them we put that turmoil to rest we can stand up straighter, proud in the knowledge that we have faced one of our demons and come out the victor. We can sleep better knowing that potential doom is not hanging over our head. We can sing louder knowing that our song is one that should be heard.

Does all this sound overly dramatic? Well maybe it is but the power of being courageous and looking in to the dark corners of our own minds is a dramatic proses. We all have issues we know we should deal with but we are afraid to look at. Let me share an example with you. When I was working as an insurance agent one of the products i was selling was long term care insurance. This is medical insurance to help cover the cost of having to be in a rest home when you get older. This is something that a lot of people worry about but not many take action on. We are scared to face the end of our lives and think about the time when we will need to rely on others to help us with even the most basic activities of daily living. Not facing that time when we are hail and healthy however will make it that much worse when we reach it unprepared. One thing I know for sure is when I would sit down and put a plan in place to protect my clients assets at the end of there lives they would rest much easier knowing it is taken care of. They would get this relife only because they had been courageous enough to look at what scared them and deal with it.

This is just one example of how facing our fears about our lives and about our selves can bring us peace in the present. So again I call out to you be courageous in the new year and know you are not alone in a commitment to courage I will be there to facing my demons, singing my songs and removing potential dooms from my life. Don't turn back because the path is hard, be courageous and press on. Be safe tonight and have a great day, and as always if you have any thoughts you would like to share with me on courage or any thing else for that matter feel free to drop me a comment.


Tess said...

What an honest commitment for the New Year. We have long term care insurance. Would you expect anything else from the bold life? LOL

Quinn said...

Tess good for you for planing ahead, take care and have a wonderful new year.

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