Monday, May 9, 2011

"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is." ~ German Proverb

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it... You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Last week, Finnleigh took a cue from Eleanor Roosevelt and faced her fears. That's right. She took on the evil-haunted-mobile-smiley-balloon. (You may recall that a balloon is haunting my bathroom.)

“Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them” — Brendan Francis

She was scared at first. But she slowly reached out and poked that creepy balloon in the mouth. Face to face. Mano a mano. Errr. Paw.

Finnleigh's bravery is an inspiration.

It is spring. And a new month. Not to mention, 2011 is your bitch.

Why not face one of your fears this week? Pick one. Take it down. And tell us about it. I'll do the same.

It can be a small little fear, or something huge and awful that has plagued you for years. Like spiders. Or alien abductions. (Not that I would know anything about fearing aliens...)

Don't be scared. We've got your back. That's what wolfpacks are for...

1 comment:

  1. Great proverb, so true. Yay Finnleigh! How cute is that pic with her little paw? I'm afraid of clowns. Not a fan of fake, painted on smiles. The book/movie It didn't help matters either. I'll see what I can to resolve this silliness in 11.