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Remember this moment in the original Karate Kid? The look on Daniel's face when he faced his fear and found his inner strength?
Once he was confident, focused and sure, he could do anything.
Don't let the negative stuff about the shutdown get you down. We don't know what is going to happen. Find your strength, now.
They write scary headlines to sell papers or web clicks - "It's looking bad," "There's no averting it" - "Time for the blame game."
But they don't write about the govies who are doing everything to keep the trains running on time. Who don't even talk about the possibility of stopping work. Not because we're scared. But because we're here to do a job, and no bad headline is going to stop us.
I looked around today, another 100 mile per hour day, and I saw my colleagues working just as fast. To get things orderly and taken care of. They don't shout but they are damn tough. Resolute. Smiling and with good humor.
They may shut the government down, for a time. But we are not going anywhere.
Happy to serve. Proud to be chosen. Grateful for the opportunity. Glad to be one of the team.
Go govies. Govies ROCK!