I had a hard time with this challenge. Courage is one thing I feel as though I lack. This year has been especially hard, and I’m afraid I put my head in the sand rather than facing things.

In pondering this prompt, I thought about my great grandmother, and my father-in-law. Both faced amazing challenges and uncertainty, and still boarded  boats to make their way to America and created new lives. Not easy lives, at least at first, but they persevered in the face of adversity.

The Wizard of Oz has a character, the Cowardly Lion, who is looking for courage. In the end, he…along with his mates, find they already had what they were seeking all along. May we all discover this.

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