The Courage to Follow Your Heart

I have discovered, as I watch my girls grow, that I want them to have friends and be accepted but I also want them to have the courage to walk their own path, following their heart not the crowd.

On this day my oldest decided to step off the sand and climb this rather rough and potentially dangerous rock. "I can do it Mom! Wanna see? Just let me do it." So I did. And she was right. She could do it; that and so many other things.

I found this quote from Albert Einstein and it says it all perfectly...

"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before." ~ Albert Einstein