by Jackie Cole

“Courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it” – Nelson Mandela

Courage, the root of the word comes from the French word “cour” which is “heart”, so, a person with a big heart also has great courage.  I am proud to say that The Referral Partnership, has many such people as members.  One member recently opened her heart and her home to become the foster mom of 3 young siblings.  Fatou gives her all to her non-profit organization dedicated to helping women in West Africa.  Dave, our home and auto insurance agent, volunteers his time every week at a local hospital, in addition to driving the food truck as TRP “gives back” with Colorado Friendships by feeding the homeless each month.  Barbee, our Interior Designer, and a long-standing member, courageously sought alternative treatment when she could barely walk and she now recently completed the Bolder Boulder!  

It takes much courage to follow your heart to start a business and even more to keep it going.  TRP consists of a diverse group who are people first, then, business men and women.   At any given time, you will find members supporting each other’s business, social, and life events.  Visitor’s to TRP say that they are attracted to the energy in this group as much as the substantial closed business statistics.  I think the founding principle of “giver’s gain” says a lot about the heart of TRP.     

There are many stories of heart, courage, and generosity  among the members of The Referral Partnership.  This July as we celebrate the greatness of our country with loud fireworks across the sky, let us also think to salute everyday heroes, such as these, and maybe even you, who light the world quietly with their own brand of wisdom, inspiration, determination, and acts of heart.  

Jackie Cole, LCMT, RMT, CCTP, B.A., is a Reiki Master Teacher, Massage Therapist, and Intuitive Coach, who practices energy for health and healing at New Leaf Bodyworks, Energy-Bodywork-Coaching: Unfold Your Brilliance.  www.Newleafbodyworks.massagetherapy.com, 1035 Pearl Street, Suite 214, Boulder, CO