Find the Courage to Care!

Harriet Tubman. Martin Luther King Jr. Mohandas Gandhi. Mother Theresa. Nelson Mandela.

Each of these individuals showed an exceptionally rare brand of courage in caring for their fellow man. They were willing to sacrifice their own needs completely for the benefit of others. Although it is certainly something to aspire to, most of us will never reach such a state of selflessness. But just the same, an ordinary act of caring is an extraordinary act of courage.

Caring for someone else is taking a risk. When we truly care for someone else, we give a piece of ourselves away with no expectation of anything in return. If we are lucky and they care for us too, then we get back what we have given. If it isn’t returned, then we are left with a piece missing.

No one wants the empty feeling of love unrequited, but we must never lose the courage to care. The more people we care about, the better the chances we too will be loved. Love your friends, family and neighbors. Care for humanity at large. We all need to love and be loved, so find the courage to care. You are bound to get it back, but most of all you will love yourself for it.

27 thoughts on “Find the Courage to Care!

  1. SeaTurtle

    Hi Gina Rose,
    Thanks for your email…it’s arrival is very timely…today and tongiht I
    have felt worse than I have in a very, very long time…
    Feeling afraid and kind of sad…sort of like “what’s the use”…?
    Sorry to sound so pathetic…but am sad and lonely…and tired of being
    Trying to discern why I’m so emotional…
    BUT, I’ll think about what you said about the crabs…
    And, hopefully…thinkgs WILL work out as we discussed.
    I hope you are well.
    Thanks your your encouragement.
    Sending you love and thankfulness,

  2. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Sea Turtle,
        My Guides say seeing the crabs signifies the particular journey you are on….
    …..if you get my meaning…..what do crabs do when they are scared or frightened ????
    These crabs that you saw were bravely out and about and roaming. Signifies you are making progress on your individual Karmic journey.
    Keep up the good work.
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  3. SeaTurtle

    Hi Gina Rose,
    I’m not sure if you saw my request asking if anyone knew anything about the
    As you know, I have lived on this sialnd for many years part and now full
    time. Anyway, just last week I saw a crab that I have never seen
    before…white with furry yellow legs and big black eyes.
    First one I saw was beside my beach chair
    Second time was when I was walking the beach
    And, yesterday morning really got my attention as a large crab was in my
    swimming pool looking at me…have never had ANY crab in my swimming pool.
    (while I’m close to the beach–it’s quite a long way for a crab and I have a
    stucco wall all around my property)
    As most of this stuff is new to me..the crab did get my attention and I
    wondered if someone was trying to tell me something…a “sign” I read about
    from many of you…
    So, Phillip sent me a link “sayahada”..
    Interesting stuff…not sure if you might have time to read it…and if you
    do…let me know if you think I should call you …wonder if you would get
    anything from it to share with me…???
    A few pointers that stood out to me:
    crab is able to shift its focus instantaneously and quickly and move in a
    sideways direction to confuse it’s predators (very true about me-not sure
    about me having “predators”)
    Crab holds the teachings of shifting focus and expanding inner perception.
    Sudden and unexpected movements are used to its advantage. Those with this
    medicine will often learn their soul lessons through unexpected changes in
    their personal environment. (last sentence is one I HAVE experienced many
    times and rings true)
    Messages transmitted from Great Spirit through these antennae symboloze the
    awakening of the consciousness and offer those on this totem the gift of
    clairvoyance. (you explained a few experiences I have had were
    When crab scampers into your life unexpected events are about to occur.
    These events will require the use of all of your senses…the crab shows you
    how to develop and refine all aspects of yourself. It only requires that you
    open your heart to its wisdom and be willing to follow its instructions. In
    doing so, persoanl power is yours for the asking.
    SO INTERESTING! What do you think?
    Have a good day my friend!

  4. The Lovely Duckling

    Actually, my memory is not so good…LOL!
    What I quoted was Tennyson, but there is something akin to it in Romeo and Juliet, too.
    Guess I should reread some of the classics…it’s been awhile since I have taught Shakespeare. My students now would be lost. 😉

  5. The Lovely Duckling

    Thanks, Miss Krystal.
    When we identify the outcome that we are trying to achieve, then courage has a purpose. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t always come.
    If courage is like jet fuel, then getting it only when there is a real purpose for it is like Karmic fuel economy! LOL!
    Lise 🙂

  6. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Lovely Duckling…..
      I DO love the classics….. I knew it sounded familiar as I was typing it,but in the moment, couldn’t place it.    LOL…
    Thank You for completing it for me….my memory has returned once more…he he.
    Hugs…Gina Rose ext.9500

  7. The Lovely Duckling

    You are channeling Shakespeare, Gina Rose!!! LOL!
    “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.'”
    Love is to the soul what oxygen is to the body. All need it and none can live without it.

  8. The Lovely Duckling

    Thanks, Abigail!
    I have found in my life that focusing on loving myself and others is much better than focusing on negative things. Negativity has a way of sucking the life out of you. Love is give and take, but it fills you up completely.

  9. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    I totally agree! fantastic point..We need to know what outcome we wish
    for….so true of what we want. If we don’t know what we want, why would we
    need courage?
    Excellent! You keep me on my toes! THANKS! Beautiful observation.
    Miss Krystal

  10. The Lovely Duckling

    Thanks, Miss Krystal!
    I can see that as a bumper sticker…COURAGE HAPPENS! LOL!
    I honestly don’t know where courage comes from. I don’t think we get it just by asking for it…we get it when we invest ourselves in the outcome of whatever we need courage for.
    I have been lucky in that I seem to find it (or it finds me) when I need it most.

  11. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Sea Turtle,
        How about they say to his Guides ” Let’s do lunch….call her people ” ?????
    You are correct…better to risk knowing LOVE…..than to not risk knowing LOVE at all.
    Hang in there…
    Blessed Be )O(…Gina Rose ext.9500

  12. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Thanks Sea Turtle!
    I think when we begin to really focus on something, intensely, we owe it
    to ourselves to take things one day at a time. Otherwise, we could be
    overwhelmed. It’s best in times like these to do that. I strongly suggest it. We
    all have faced limbo, opposition and things life can bring us that were
    totally unexpected. hugs, miss krystal

  13. SeaTurtle

    Thanks for shairng…
    As the sayhing goes:
    “wise men learn from their mistakes, but WISER men learn from wise
    men’s mistakes”…
    We can of course substitute the word men for women as we are all
    learning from each other!
    On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:32 AM, TypePad

  14. SeaTurtle

    Miss Krystal,
    Yes, I know what you mean and a good analogy with the jet fuel..
    I love that we can share and learn from each other…
    Think I’ll buy more minutes tomorrow (20th) as CP is offering quadruple points.
    You and GIna Rose are such sweethearts!
    Thank you!
    On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:32 AM, TypePad

  15. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Hi ST-
    From my experience, when the courage comes, a lot of times it comes in a
    sort of sporadic thing….Sometimes we may never know when the next time
    will be. use the courage just like jet fuel!
    miss krystal

  16. SeaTurtle

    Hi Abigail,
    Agree with you…
    I have noticed that what we focus on does seem to expand and manifest…sort of amazing really.
    Love is a great “thing” to expand upon…
    Especially the sought after “unconditional love”…

  17. SeaTurtle

    Gina Rose,
    Yes, caring for others is risky as it makes us vulnerable to loss and/or rejection.
    The more we love…the more we have to lose…BUT, if we don’t take the risk…and have nothing to lose…than really, what’s the point?
    Love is really what it’s all about.
    I love many…am loved by many…and am looking forward to being able to add “one more” to my life to love freely…;)
    Blessings to you Gina Rose,
    p.s.-can’t your guides talk to “his” guides..kind of like the saying, “have your people call my people”!!! LOL!

  18. SeaTurtle

    I agree with you…there are times when I have felt that courage…times when I have acted and times when I have not acted…
    Maybe it’s better to take a chance and expose oneself..rather than to have regrets.
    A guarantee would be nice! 😉
    BIG HUG,

  19. SeaTurtle

    Hi Lise,
    Good job! Nice article…
    So true…each time we love…we give a piece of ourselves away…
    “unconditional love”…is something I strive for…easier said than done.
    and, when we give a piece of our hearts away…the trick is not to let our hearts harden…to stay open and soft hearted is the next lesson…
    sure are a lot of lessons for us to learn…
    thanks for sharing and giving us something to think about

  20. Miss Krystal ext. 9192

    Hi Lise-
    These are all wonderful examples. Wonderful people we could all learn a thing or two from. Excellent. Courage is something that has to happen to us. It’s a super natural feeling. It always doesn’t come when we want it, however. It usually hits us very quickly and that is the time to act on it…But yes, there is a risk as there are no guarnatees! Bravo! Miss Krystal

  21. Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Lise,
    Great article…..caring for others IS risky…but the rewards…here on the earthly plane…..and the Karmic spiritual plane…. are worth it!
    I loved your article….it was short, but packed a very potent message. Great message at the right time.
    Blessed Be )O(…..Gina Rose ext.9500

  22. Fran

    Loved your article, Lise! It comes at such a perfect time as well. I’ve noticed lately that there seems to be so much more rudeness in so many areas of life. It is so apparent just driving in your car! If we could all take a moment to be a little more thoughtful and caring of the next person, we might find that life really isn’t all that bad. It can actually be pretty wonderful. And that kindness will be returned to us tenfold.
    Great job!
    Lots of love,


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