Tuesday, October 10
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Did I mention that I have a photograph of her visiting the troops and Red Cross workers in World War II? Libby, one of the amazing women who raised me, was a Red Cross worker overseas during the war, and she was standing on the sidelines with a camera when Predident Teddy Roosevelt's wife visited the troops to cheer and motivate them. I love that Libby was able to see Eleanor; I like to think that they were very alike in many ways. I find both of these women absolutely inspirational, and I am finding this quote of Eleanor's particularly relevant in light of today's setback.
I give thanks for both of these extraordinary women.