Courage.

Courage

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak . Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

~ Winston Churchill. 

I was already sitting down so did not have to sit down, but I listened.  I listened to a charming young lady who complained that I am not posting enough on my blog as she was used to reading my blog posts the first thing every morning and misses her daily fix. I have promised to try and provide her with her daily fix henceforth and this is the first post in that endeavour.

One of the great traits of that young lady is the fact that she can listen.  And when she responds, she does it with such precision and brevity that if in turn the listener is not paying attention, s/he can miss out on the substance which is usually of the highest order as well.

This young lady is an epitome of courage.  Her life story is one of unusual happenings despite which she and her family faced the vicissitudes of life with exceptional courage and fortitude and came out on top.  Today I found that she has again had to face some serious problems which she has handled with her usual aplomb.  So, when she said that my blog posts inspire her, I was flattered and I had to show enough courage to make the commitment to post something every day henceforth.

And typical of her style, she promised to take me out for lunch next week.  What more can an old reprobate ask for! I look forward to it RB.

 

 

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11 Responses to Courage.

  1. Were that old reprobate me, the answer is simple – a cold beer. 🙂
    Nice to have such loyal fans. Especially the courageous type.

  2. Ursula says:

    What are you trying to do, Ramana? Luckily I am not the jealous type and my leash is so long you may find yourself lost in the bushes.

    U
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  3. Grannymar says:

    Enjoy the lunch, it might give you inspiration for another blog post.
    Grannymar recently posted..Drimnagh Castle

    • You are bang on. Another blog post coming up with inspiration gathered at another lunch. When I have THE lunch, it will certainly be followed by another post.

  4. tammyj says:

    you are not the sean connery of india for nothing!
    tammyj recently posted..hello goodbye

  5. nick says:

    I’m a pretty good listener. I’m not so good at standing up and speaking. It seems to me you’re good at both, which is admirable. Precision and brevity is admirable too. The amount of time that’s wasted listening to garrulous windbags.
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