Saturday, June 14, 2008


Colorful stall decoration - “Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.”

Rollo May so accurately asserts that the op­posite of courage in our society is not coward­ice, but conformity. It takes guts to break from the herd.

Sen. John Tyler was a man who built his life around the courage of his convictions. Conse­quently, people trusted him enough to elect him President of the United States.

An example of his ability to do what he believed was right, in spite of its unpopularity, occurred once when he was caught up in a critical Senate vote. His vote was the deciding vote and the pressure from his colleagues was tremendous. His name was called and Tyler voted his con­science. He voted against the pressure. Feeling the weight of his vote, he visibly slumped in his seat.

At that moment there was only shocked and unbelieving silence in the great hall. Tyler then arose and walked out, as one writer puts it, "in the proud company of his own self-respect. "

He knew that exercising the courage to make those difficult decisions is part of building a life that matters.

From Lifesupport.

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