Last week I took my dog Jaxon to the park. It was one of those really cold days so hardly anyone was there. We walked in circles around this giant pond with him smelling and peeing on everything. I saw a group of geese just up ahead and planned on staying clear because geese can be pretty mean.
As we started getting closer Jaxon saw the geese and went into bark mode. To my surprise, they started retreating the sidewalk. So I thought I would humor the little man and fed him slack. All 5.5lbs of him continued to bark ferociously and they continued to retreat so we decided to give chase. They began to run as we intensified our pace.
Then, one of them turned around and that was all it took for the others to have courage. In a matter of moments we have 15 or so geese coming straight for us so I picked and Jaxon and we took off.
As I am laughing in the truck on the way home I began to think about how courage is contagious. All it takes is one person to stand up for something or someone. Your courage can be the catalyst for everyone else who wanted to do the same but didn’t.