COURAGE

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POST 26 – 29-12-2014

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Gilos Xmas 2014

Gilchrists Xmas 2014

 

FACE THE MUSIC

My Mum’s favourite saying was:

 “Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” Adam Lindsay Gordon

I recently heard on television this quote from Churchill.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

 

I have my own poem to distil this advice.

 

FACE THE MUSIC – Paul Gilchrist – 27-12-2014

 

With eighty-five coming on,

I want to leave a message.

To my family, I say –

Face the music

 

If old mistakes bog you down

Seeing no joy ahead

In the daily grind of living

Gone stale or sour

 

It can be hard to see where the causes lie?

Is it easier to see what others do wrong?

Do choices seem limited?

Do alternatives seem scarce?

 

Actions, and inactions, have consequences

Courage speaks up, and listens

Be game to see all the options

Face the music

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