It makes me wonder how we do so many things that harm others. We are watching it now with the violence in D.C. both physically by the “proud boys” (what could they possibly be representing that is proud) and such groups, and the republicans trying for a silent coup that they cannot stop shouting about in the courts and to their base.
Bridger Walker of the story above is the epitome of courage. The selfless act he understood to take at the age of six puts all the “adults” mentioned above to shame, to shame, to shame. He had the calm while getting attacked to think about dying himself instead of his sister. He puts me to shame as I look back at some of my life choices. I was certainly not faced with such choices as a six year old.
I will take a little piece of courage from Bridger’s story as I face life both in connection to my recovery and to my everyday life.