"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ― Winston Churchill
When faced with adversity, we call on courage, and just the right amount of fearlessness, to conquer anything that life throws our way. When stalled, our best approach to the bravery needed to move in the right direction is just the tiniest step forward. That momentum grows and not only builds fortitude but keeps you optimistic. We believe in the spirit of positivity for a happy life, lived with courage.
Personally, there are times I need Courage. This might be a lot of information, but in the past few years I have had my first panic attacks. UGH, they are horrible. I literally cannot control the wave when it comes. BUT, one thing that has helped me, is to take one tiny step forward, to do a menial task. So, for me, this coin is something to hold on to as a reminder that I can move forward even when in a state of 'panic'. That is what I take from it, but the meaning is meant to be personalized. I would love to GIFT this coin to my daughter Sabrina as she graduates from college and goes to law school. She has ‘found her people’ and her soul is alive in college – and now she will leave that behind to start fresh in a highly competitive environment. I wish her Courage. I want to gift this coin to my cousin as she makes a massive transition in her life, moving her family, starting at new schools, making a house a home. She already has so much Courage but I want to give her EXTRA. I want to gift this coin to my friend as her husband undergoes cancer treatment, a little something to hold on to as a reminder her of her own strength. I want to give her every bit of COURAGE that exists.
I get a little nervous about the word Courage because I don’t want it to feel like you are scared. Instead, this coin embodies the strength and the optimism that makes courage possible. It’s the ‘push’ forward, the knowledge that you CAN do it. I want to say – in writing so you remember – our lives are precious. The family, the kids, the small business we created…the days are slow (and can be hard) but the years FLY. Take them on with Courage, married with an overflow of JOY, with LOVE, with PEACE, and, yes, even with our less-loved BALANCE
Sending so much LOVE TO YOU on this first day of 2024. xx Janie