Fighting the Fight

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart (1898-1937)

American aviator

There have been times in my life when I believed I was born to fight the battles of those too weak to face their enemy alone. I have organized groups to help teens, been the director for a children’s foundation granting wishes, rallied those to the cause of abused children and raised funds for programs to support those children brought into the world without an adquate support system.

I observed my father fight for the nurses he worked with to bring a union to the hospital so they would have a protective force behind them in times of dispute and to bring their wages to a current acceptable level.

I heard the stories of my father’s mother and grand mother opening their homes to the children in need. My father’s mother was one of 12 children and the family took in as many as 12 others who had no families.

And I look around and see it isn’t everyone who has a cause r hears the call to fight for a belief that is so strong they have no choice but to enlist all the strength they can muster to support their cause.

While others are content to watch the news, observe life from the comfort of their easy chair and casually chat about the latest disaster in the world, I wonder what makes the difference in those who stand up and become counted for making a difference in the world?