Courage is like muscle, it doesn’t develop to full capacity until it is used. Courage comes when we stir it up in our spirits and refuse to look at the shape things are in or believe there is nothing we can do about it. Most of us are timid about facing up to what we know is wrong.
It is so much easier to let things ride than it is to take a thorny problem by the smooth handle and shake out the causes. To have courage doesn’t mean we have to be aggressive and show everyone we are not afraid. Some of the bravest men in history were Indian chiefs trying to protect their land and their people. They used their skills in speaking to bring understanding.
~ My friends, your people have both intellect and heart; you use these….in what way you can do the best to live. My people….. are precisely the same. ~
~Author~ SPOTTED TAIL
“A Cherokee Feast of Days” by Joyce Sequiche Hifler