Monday, August 10, 2009

Inspiration: *Courage*

Courage is the strength to stand up
When it's easier to fall down and lose hold.

It is the conviction to explore new horizons
When it's easier to believe what we've been told.

Courage is the desire to maintain our integrity
When it's easier to look the other way.

It is feeling happy and alive, and moving forward
When it's easier to feel sorry for ourselves and stay.

Courage is the will to shape our world
When it's easier to let someone else do it for us.

It is the recognition that none of us are perfect
When it's easier to criticize others and fuss.

Courage is the power to step forward and lead
When it's easier to follow the crowd; their pleas resound.

It is the spirit that places you on top of the mountain
When it's easier to never leave the ground.

The foundation of courage is solid,
The rock that doesn't roll.

Courage is the freedom
Of our mind, body, and soul!

~~ Author Unknown ~~


  1. love it too.thanks for the inspiration!
    OT what colors would you combine with golden cypress?
    do you think the libretto can be worn casually?

  2. Hi FFM!

    I love your blog!!!!

    I have had a difficult spring/summer and your words are so uplifting! It is so much more admirable to persevere, rather than to complaing and wallow in our hardships!

    I also still am amazed by your eye for style, too! I love your polyvores.

    Thanks a bunch!


  3. This saying is wonderful...thanks for posting!

  4. Thank you Prissy Southern Prep, ina, Athena, and luvallthingsjcrew! :)

    ina: I would suggest Plum, Camel, Ivory/Champagne, Black, Brown, and Navy to wear with Golden Cypress. Possibly Honey Glaze or Mustard, too.

    I also think the libretto can be worn would look great with a pair of jeans and white tee or button down shirt. I would make it the focal point of the outfit. HTH! :)