Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.  – John McCain

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.  – John McCain

We live in a dangerous, frightening world.  Just turn on a cable news network or read a daily news brief; it is easy to live our lives in fear.  From violence and hatred in our streets to carcinogenic additives in our food, the fears we face can cause paralysis in our action.  There are those who withdraw from day to day society, and want to create a safe cocoon to hide from reality.

It takes courage and skill to act despite our fears.  We build skills to respond to the events we face each day.  We adapt and adjust to our environment; we intentionally create the culture that makes us better.  We live in a broken world, but we can act with purpose each and every day to make it a better place.  It starts with each one of us . . . step up and act.

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