Saturday, March 23, 2013

Re-de-fine FEAR

Eleanor Roosevelt, in the midst of many trails and tribulations said that "we gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."

This weekend, I was amazed to see at the simple innocence, when my grandchild stopped to see this large shark come from a distance, inside one of the large tanks  at the Capetown Aquarium, in South Africa. The simple site of the creature at close hand coming directly toward you, would have scared anyone which has heard or seen of the "terror" that sharks represent. Yet, this small child stood firm, and looked into it's gaze to watch it's every move. Thus making it for him I am sure an unforgettable experience, but one to be proud of, later in life.