Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 179, July 8

"Courage includes doing the right thing even though we may be afraid."--President Thomas S. Monson

The right thing is usually not the easy thing.  In fact, doing the right thing nearly always requires more effort, more time, and, frequently, more money than doing the wrong thing will.  And sometimes it requires more courage.

Take me.  I know the right thing for my writing is to take some risks, to put myself out there even when it means rejection.  Sometimes I do.  And sometimes I'm not willing to take those risks.

Doing the right thing for others is also hard.  We want to direct them, to tell them what they should be doing even when we know that to do so is to violate their agency. It takes courage to remain quiet.

Joy for today:  doing the right thing.

1 comment:

  1. If we could all do the right thing, how wonderful would this world be and our lives.