Welcome back to the third addition of my weekly campaign series, peeps! This is Christmas speaking, and this week's topic is something every candy date should have: courage. It's as simple as that...courage.
What is courage? My mom googled it for me and the accurate definition is "the ability to do something that frightens one" or "strength in the face of pain or grief". After my mom looked this up for me, she said, "Chris, you're so lazy! You couldn't have Googled it yourself?" And I replied, "I don't have opposable thumbs and my paws are as high as your pointer finger is long, so I'll need help typing sometimes!" When she was leaving, she muttered, "Interesting he says that after months of blogging!" and I was like, "Ugh, my mom is crazy!"
ANYWAY...every good candy date has courage. As usual, I'll look into some situations in which courage is needed!
If you're a human, courage could mean...
Trying something new, like going somewhere that seems unsettling for the first time.
Taking risks, like eating bacon when you know your dog is nearby (sound familiar, mom?)
Helping someone when nobody else will help them
Standing up for someone, even if means you end up becoming the victim
If you're a pooch, maybe that means...
Trying something new, like going into a new place or greeting a strange person or dog
Taking risks, like eating that unsupervised cheeseburger even though you might throw up afterwards (my mom is paying me in treats to put down this all too familiar situation!)
Helping those who need a dog to brighten up their day
Standing up for someone, even if it means you become the victim
How is having courage important as a Blogville mayoral candy date? Bow wow, let's take a look! Even though Blogville is a fun, happy, goofy, and social place where peeps and their pets connect through their blogs, it still takes courage to be the mayor of Blogville! Of course because I'm not mayor (but I hope to be!) I haven't experienced such a burden, but I know a little of what it's like.
It takes courage to stand up for Blogville and represent it as an individual. It takes courage to go to the blog nobody else reads and tell them how awesome they are. It takes courage to be willing to break up any virtual skirmishes, and it takes courage to take action against anything inappropriate Blogville might have let in, whether it was intentional or not.
Us Dachshunds might be small, but we're known for our courage! We think we're big dogs! As a candy date, I'll do anything to help my Blogville friends. It takes courage to be a candy date, and with the help of you all, I hope courage will lead me to becoming mayor one day.