I attended my first meeting of Toastmaster's last night and was impressed. It's something I've been interested in for years, and last night I committed. One woman spoke of a bike ride she will do this weekend to benefit leukemia and lymphoma. She and others ride from Seattle to Portland, 200 miles, in two days, a double century. I was astonished at what that must take, but she was motivated by what she has seen in those who undergo chemotherapy and radiation. When I identified myself as one of those people, she said she would put my name on her shirt. I will be with her this weekend as she rides. I never felt courageous while undergoing treatment, so I wonder if there is something skewed in my definition of the word. I read this now and perhaps better understand what treatment and its reverberations are all about.
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. "
- Keshavan Nair