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It takes courage to “Buy a Zoo”

l loved the movie We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon (okay, I love Matt Damon, too!). This New York Times reviewer is not quite as enthusiastic [NYTimes online review] but doesn’t heavily bash it, either.

My favorite quote is what Matt Damon’s character, Benjamin, tells his son, You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.

That quote makes me wonder what great things might happen if we took that literally. It takes less than twenty seconds to say “I love you” or “No, I won’t do that.”  I’ll be looking for those situations that compel  me to use my twenty seconds. Please share with us what happened when you were “insanely courageous.”

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