Thoughts on Courage

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  (Nelson Mandela)

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage.  It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.  (Aristotle)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  (Mark Twain)


Parade of Homes

Every year, in the Huntsville, Alabama, area, they have an event called the Parade of Homes.

All of the local builders will showcase homes that have recently built.  It’s kind of like everyone has an open house at the same time.

We enjoy going around looking at homes and daydreaming about what it would be like to live there.

Most of the homes are in busy subdivisions and would not be suitable for us and our five dogs, so we would never actually buy one of them.  However, we still have a lot of fun.

Of course, we really love the homes with the free cookies.  🙂

New Meters

The utility company came to my neighborhood and replaced everyone’s meters.

The new meters will send information to the utility company using wi-fi, so they don’t have to come out and read them anymore.

Mom and I went to look at the new meter and I noticed it had a black button.

Me:  I wonder what this button does.

Mom:  I don’t know, but you probably shouldn’t touch it.  You might mess something up.

I pressed the button and nothing happens, so I pressed it five more times.

Mom:  What is wrong with you?

Me:  I don’t know.  I see a button and I have to press it.