The word for this week is courage.
Its noun meaning: ability to conquer fear or despair; bravery, valor.
Maximus, the concrete lion, greets people at our house entrance. Not only is he large and statuesque but a wonderful symbol of strength and beauty. His jungle is the overgrown yard looking luscious after a cleansing rain. It is just waiting for him to explore and discover all the endless possibilities out there.
The cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite characters. Not only does he find the courage within himself, he also discovers it was always there. What a great life lesson to believe in yourself! If there is one thing I have learned it is to be strong, have courage and believe in the gifts you have to share. It is what makes you unique so embrace it then rejoice in celebration!