Tuesday, October 26, 2021


 A recent LL sermonette dealt with fear. 
Facing and overcoming fear takes courage.

Courage comes in all sizes. The picture is of 10 oz “LexiLou”, a fearless resident of our complex. She fears, as near as I can tell nothing, and easily dominates Banner, my 80 lb lab mix. If she still had teeth, she would be dangerous.

 It is her owner that displays a level of courage that astounds me.

K suffered a devastating stroke leaving her right side nearly paralyzed. Her hand is clenched in a fist, seemingly permanently. With a brace on her right leg, she is able to shuffle along.

Every morning she spends over an hour getting dressed, brace on, and shoes. She does this alone, with no help asked for or wanted. She then takes her dog one lap around our building. Our building is a ¼ mile long.

K is always well groomed with clean clothes. A gentle soul, she doesn’t complain and, while she appreciates it when you help her, doesn’t ask for help. She is an inspiration for everyone in this building that isn’t a professional victim (and we have several).

One can only imagine the fear this woman faces and her courage and determination has my sincere admiration.


LSP said...

Great courage.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Watching her is a humbling experience.

LL said...

I'm honored that you'd mention my article here.

Once you quit, it's over. Life is a struggle every day for all of us and sometimes it's easy to forget that you're not the only one. Your friend's determination is the sort of thing that causes us to take a step back and say, "if she can do it, with great courage, so can I."

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Thank you for the kind remark. Your blog always seems to get me thinking.

Old NFO said...

All honors to her. THAT takes courage not many have.

drjim said...

What a story, WSF. I was going to comment about the little dog, but then I read about her owner.

What an amazing woman.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I've met her son. He seems to be a quality individual.

She is very quiet but isn't afraid to speak her mind if the situation calls for it.