Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes. – Maggie Kuhn
I needed these three quotes on Facebook this week; I needed to remind myself and a family member that I believe in these things. We had a private discussion about a social issue we disagree on during which my hands were shaking so much I could barely type. I need to remember to take things slowly; not everything needs an immediate response and when a response is instead a reaction, it’s time to take a step back because I won’t effectively make my point. But I have no regrets about initially saying something that spurred the discussion, only regrets for squandering an opportunity because I can’t always keep my emotions in check. I think I just need practice. Sometimes I wish I’d gone to law school.