Heroes are people…

Heroes are people who understand freedom is not without cost.
They understand there are obligations and duties involved.
They understand that if the freedom of one person is lost
freedom for all is lost.

Heroes are people who take responsibility not just to understand
the concept of freedom, but to see that it is a reality of life.

Heroes are people who know freedom has a price
and they pay the price be it minimal or sacrificial.

Heroes are people who know that without love and respect
for everyone there is freedom for no one.

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the prompt this week is:

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility
that comes with his freedom”.
Bob Dylan

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A hero is someone…

In Other Words

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility
that comes with his freedom”.

Bob Dylan

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Imagination and knowledge…

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein

I certainly am not going to disagree with Albert Einstein, I am smarter than that,
but I will add my two cents.

I don’t know if one can exist without the other.
Imagination makes one wonder and that often leads to study and knowledge.
Knowledge can spark the imagination which opens the mind to new things.

There are people with lots of imagination and little knowledge
and there are people with lots of knowledge and little imagination

.How empty life would be if learned people had no flights of fantasy
and creative people never came down to earth.

Proves to me that we need each other to make life interesting,
sometimes challenging and often…a bit crazy.

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Imagination is more important…

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Albert Einstein

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And God laughed…

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When I was a very little girl I wanted to be Tinkerbelle or Annie Oakley.
God laughed and said,
Silly child, you can only be who you are.

When I was a child I wanted to be a dancer on Broadway.
God laughed and said,
“Have fun, but a dancer is not who you are.”

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be free.
God laughed and said,
“You will be free when you know who you are.”

When I was a young woman I wanted to undo my mistakes.
God laughed and said,
“Learn from them they are part of making you who you are.”

When I was a woman in my thirties I wanted to be pain-free.
God laughed and said,
“Without the pain you cannot be who you are.”

As an older woman, I want to write to touch people,
to encourage and support them and yes, to make them laugh.
God laughed and said,
“Well then, be a blogger, that’s who you are.”.

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“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” 

 Woody Allen

Is fear a choice?…

“Danger is real, fear is a choice.”
Will Smith

I am not sure I agree with Mr Smith.
I do agree danger is real, but I am not sure fear is a choice.
I do think what we do when afraid and how we react is a choice.

When we are afraid we may run and hide.
Then we have a choice stay in our hiding place or leave it.
When we are afraid of something we can do everything
possible to avoid it or we can choose to confront it.

Fear has many faces and is different for everyone.
What you fear I may laugh at and you may think my fear is silly.
But for each of us the fear, real or imagined, is not a choice it just is.

The challenge is to do what needs to be done to overcome it.
Easier said than done, I know.
Sometimes we have the courage within us to deal with it on our own.
Other times we may need help.  No shame in that.
But it can be hard to admit we are afraid and need help.

We would be wise to take some advice from Jack.
He watched Teddy jump up on the armoire in my bedroom.
It’s a tall armoire, about six and a half feet tall, and Teddy loves it up there.
So one day Jack jumped up there.
He did not love it!
He was afraid up there and afraid to jump down.
I was in the kitchen and could hear him crying for help.
helpI know just how he felt.
He didn’t choose to be afraid. But he was.
And he was smart enough to call for help.

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Danger is real…

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“Danger is real, fear is a choice.”
Will Smith

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