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September 26, 2012

Ruger: Rollercoasters

(Continued)

RUSHVILLE —

Of course there are also those of us who have placed ourselves in unnecessary situations which caused us (and probably a few others) real pain. It might have been intentional. However it’s more likely that we simply had a lapse of common sense. We let our emotions get control or we actually made a decision that at the time seemed to be the right thing (but Mr. Obvious visited later).

Regardless, there are days (or hours or minutes or seconds) that simply take courage or daring to walk through. We’ve been so jaded or beaten down or even ignored, that we commit to NOT be caught off guard. We attempt to protect ourselves from all the bad stuff lurking in the dark tunnel that’s at the bottom of this loop. What we often miss is that in the meantime we’ve robbed ourselves of a ton of potential joy. Hope, courage, and daring either aren’t on the ride with us or we have our eyes closed and can’t see them. Either way sucks, right?

Dare to have courage and hope. Take that chance. Put it all out there! The result of simply claiming to have had that courage is the reward. I know the signs all say, “Keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.” But a friend once said to me, “If you aren’t a little scared, then you aren’t sticking your neck out far enough.” Now where’s that next rollercoaster?

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