Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Daring Adventure

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable."
--Helen Keller

Perhaps, courage can be defined as turning to face your fate. You can either turn and face it or choose to look away. Ignoring her fate would not have made Ms. Keller any less blind. Perhaps, by accepting the hand that she had been dealt, which she could not change, she was able to focus on what she could change.

She was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. She championed a woman's right to vote and opposed the war (she was born in 1880....). Fortunately, this courageous woman shared her story and left behind her words as inspiration.

As a business owner I am grateful for both the inspiration and the daring adventure!