A tanka written by Lee Sonogan
“If you believe in “luck”, always let it be good luck.
Always choose to be “lucky”, rather than “luckless”.
Be “happy”, rather than “hapless”.” ― Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness
Frail human amerce,
Shock element of surprise,
Unfortunate blip chastise,
State-of-the-art forlorn retrorse.
“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as “ordinary courage.” ― Brené Brown