Monday, February 28, 2011

Courage

There is something sort of beautiful about courage. And something even more beautiful about being able to give it to someone else.

The concept of encouragement is laden with a heavy mantle of faith.

The ability to believe in someone so completely that you can gift them with something so elusive, so difficult to manage in this world, is a strength and selflessness beyond any words.

I just received such a gift from a dear friend of mine in Nashville. It was so simple of a statement that there clearly isn't any ulterior motive. Nothing to gain. Or lose, for that matter. Merely a statement said as fact.

Which makes it fact. And that gives me courage.

Not sure how to thank him for this one.