What do you have the Courage to Change in your life?

courage, Change, Kristi Ross

How much courage do you believe you have?

Do you have the courage to change?

Life is full of choices. The little things that make our lives so much richer, like a ride at sunset, are easy to do. But they are also easy not to do. It’s easy to take a quick walk for our health. Just as easy not to. Easy to shut off the TV and read a few pages of a good book. Easy not to. We face choices every day. Are you going to choose to do the little things that move you ever so slightly forward into a new and better you?  Or not?  What do you have the courage to change in your life?

Can we gather our courage and “Just Do It”?

Five years ago I was stuck in a rut and didn’t know if I would ever escape it. Gathering up my courage, and putting my faith in God, and I started doing one small new thing each day. Working my way up a little at a time. Now, five years later – my new resume includes a recent college graduate, a website, a real blog, several books in the works, one well on the road to be publication, and my own business. My life is being transformed. All because I prayed, asked God for courage,  started making small changes in my life, and reached out for the courage to change my life!. One small change at a time and things started transforming.

Brain Damage

For those of you that don’t know me, that was a huge feat! Seventeen years ago I suffered a closed head injury. The doctors told me I would never be able to handle college and would be partially paralyzed the rest of my life. The physical diagnosis was simply not acceptable and I fought my way back from dragging a leg and not being able to use my left hand correctly. But I accepted the brain-damage diagnosis toward my education. For fifteen years my brain sat in neutral.  Five years ago I decided enough was enough. I was going to gather up my courage to change and my life was going to be different!  And with God’s help, it is!

My previous education had focused around equine science.  When I  decided to try college again I had to do it online and they had no horse related classes.  A new major was my first obstacle.  What did I want to be when I grew up!  Working for the County I decided on Organizational Management.  I took a writing class (funny isn’t it!) to see how I would handle it.  I passed! With an A!

Now I am a college graduate!  And I graduated with Honors!

Photo Credit: David Castillo Dominici

Photo Credit: David Castillo Dominici

It took a great deal of courage to change and to make those tough choices, but it has all been worth it!

Do YOU have the Courage?

Do you have anything you want to change?  Have you ever been faced with needing the courage to make tough choices?  How did that turn out? Do you or someone you know have a dream you have given up on?


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  1. Kay July 31, 2013 #

    Touched my heart to realize what you’ve gone through & still love the Lord!
    K. Kay

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