Do you have guts? And I don’t mean your bowels.
I know you have guts. We all have guts.
Cows have guts, chickens have guts, people have guts and cats have guts. We eat. We poop. We have guts.
The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, The Unabridged Edition that weighs 9.9 pounds, said, on page 631: gut is the alimentary canal between the pylorus and the anus , or some portion of it; the bowels or entrails.
The slang version of guts means courage; stamina; endurance.
The guts I am talking about here are the other guts, the slang version.
“Your biggest failure is the thing you dreamed of contributing but didn’t find the guts to do.” – Seth Godin
Seth Godin is not talking about our bowels. He is talking about courage. I found Mr. Godin’s quote this morning and posted it on my facebook wall. His words followed me around this morning as I ate my breakfast and fed the cats.
You might think failure is getting a bad grade, not getting the job, or not getting your driver’s license the first time you try . Failure is not trying.
Today my guts are working hard. My courage guts, not my bowel guts. My bowel guts work very regularly. They don’t need any special attention.
Tomorrow at ten in the morning I am delivering my paintings to the coffee shop. Proximity Cafe in Pottstown, Pennsylvania will be opening soon. My paintings will be hanging on the wall.
Today is my last day to finish my paintings. They are mostly done. I have to put the hangers on the back of the paintings, and make labels for each painting, giving them names and prices.
You won’t fail.
You can’t fail.
Failure is not trying.
How are your guts today? Your courage guts. Is there something you are afraid to do? Please tell me in the comments. I would love to encourage you.
Do it. ( As long as it is legal that is. Don’t rob a bank, or be mean to your cat.)
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.