It was just an old piece of wood from our basement. I tacked burlap over it and leaned it up against the wall opposite my desk. Then, I put a company of eyes on it.
Eyes framed by faces which beam with joy and conquest.
They are adventurers, leaders, entrepreneurs, opportunists, and explorers. They are my heros and every day they smile at me. Yes, they smile at ME!
These are people that are living, or have lived honorably. I want to do the same, so I set their faces before me as a daily reminder.
Countless times, in a fit of discouragement, I have looked up into the faces before me and have thought, “If they could do it, so can I!” I’ve read their stories, I know their words, and I hear them telling me to move ever forward. Their smiles radiate possibility.
Are you in the daily company of those you admire? Are your heros smiling at you?