We are born with courage—yes— as babies. We were born fully, unavoidably participating in living as we reached for fulfillment. We did not even have the ability to try to stop our courage. We were “all in,” and we reached to the big folks to help grow and wizen our hearts—to help us keep the gift of courage as we faced and were shaken by life’s mishaps and tragedies. 

The big folks’ job, our job, is to encourage the hearts of the young, and others of course, as we ourselves receive the increase in courage we need. But that usually doesn’t happen.

AuthorChip Dodd