Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 231, October 1

Throughout the years, there were men and
women who took their first steps down
roads armed with mothing but their own vision.--Ayn Rand

I love the picture these words create, of courageous individuals forging a path into the unknown.  When I think of people who have done this, I think of Daniel Boone, taking his family to a wilderness,  of Brigham Young leading the Saints to another kind of wilderness.  I  think of those who have taken the first steps toward beating their cancer by undergoing grueling chemotherapy.  I think of my husband and his partner starting a business with nothing but two used computers and a dream.

Each took steps down an unknown road.  Each was armed with a vision.  Each found the courage to continue even when everything seemed against them.

So, for today, I am grateful for the men and women who never gave up.

1 comment:

  1. My ancestor, Winston Churchill, had a way with words. "Never, never, never, never, never. . . (you get the idea) surrender." Guess he never heard of never say never. Good thing, too.