Wonderful Wednesday-What Are You Lacking The Courage To Do?


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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
~Anais Nin

There was a young man walking down the street and happened to see an old man sitting on his porch. Next to the old man was his dog, who was whining and whimpering. The young man asked the old man “What’s wrong with your dog” The old man said, “He’s laying on a nail”. The young man asked, “Laying on a nail?, Well why doesn’t he get up?” The old man then replied, “It’s not hurting bad enough.” Les Brown, Live Your Dreams.

This past Monday I had my wisdom teeth removed, they’ve been coming up since I was 15 with me in the dentist office and taking a week or so off school each time they flared up. I got so comfortable with the pain of my wisdom teeth that for years I ignored my dentist advice of having them removed. My situation reminded me of that story of the dog laying on the nail.

I wanted the comfort of living without the feeling of thrones in my mouth, the excruciating pain of my wisdom teeth but lacking the courage to sit in the dentist chair for an hour and a half, I lived in discomfort until the pain became literally unbearable. Typically we want the comforts of life but lack the courage to do anything about it so we live with the discomfort however unbearable the situation might be.

On this Wonderful Wednesday, what’s the one thing you wished you had the courage to do?  Are you uncomfortable enough to get off that nail?


~Happy Wednesday

©Etta D. Richards


3 thoughts on “Wonderful Wednesday-What Are You Lacking The Courage To Do?

  1. Just wanted to let you know that since my health is declining I will be leaving the Blogosphere for an indefinite amount of time. Things have been on a downward slide for weeks and I tried to put up a good front but the facade along with my physical abilities are crumbling. Thanks for your support and encouragement and I hope that you enjoy reading the archives on Espiritu en Fuego. I might try to keep up the photography blog. Time will tell.

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    1. So sad to hear that but understand completely. Taking care of you comes first and blogging takes a lot of time and energy, wishing you all the best and will keep you in my prayers. Love and light to you Deborah! xxx


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