Last Sunday, I got up in church during our monthly open congregation testimony meeting, and dared to shared my feelings in front of a crowd using my elementary Finnish language skills. The result was humbling and rewarding.
Many expressed appreciation that I practiced my basic Finnish publicly, but one person prompted a response that took me by surprise.
'You were brave to try your Finnish in front of so many people in a meeting like this.'
'Well I don't have time to not be brave. I've made a goal to achieve fluency in Finnish, and this is the only day I have this year, and if I am not going to improve my Finnish skills today, I ought to have a better reason than that I didn't have the courage.'
I've never said that before. Have you ever said something that you were surprised at? (In a good way)
I suppose if I truly want to reach my goal of fluent Finnish speaking, writing, and listening, I should be writing this blog in Finnish.
Here's to what we can accomplish today.
Take courage on your goal today.
And here's my Finnish version of that sentence.
Ota rohkeus sun tavoitella tänään.