Calling Someone is Courageous

This is what your latest iPhone looks like when you’re thinking about making an important phone call that could change the direction of your life.

It was like this for me. I wasn’t using an iPhone then – just a push-button desk top phone that suddenly seemed heavy and almost too complicated to use. I picked up the handset – heard the dial tone – dialed the number I had been given and once I started talking, I knew I could start telling the truth because I was talking to someone who knew me, inside and out. Help was being offered, right then and there.

That was the second courageous act I engaged in that day. The first was realizing that I had to make that call. More small acts of courage would come within the next ten weeks – one compounding on the last until I reached a beautiful point of no return.

I managed this with all the support I received, beginning with that phone call. In a previous post I described how this support allowed my courage to grow, slowly tipping the scales away from all of my fears and toward a willingness to take action.

If you can relate to my very heavy, vintage phone description you might be on the verge of making that important call. Take 3 mindful breaths, center yourself and dial.


“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner

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