The courage it takes to love despite the knowledge of heartbreak.
The courage it takes to drive a car despite accident rates.
The courage it takes to fly despite a grade school physical science class understanding of gravity.
The courage it takes to raise children despite the fact that your job, if done successfully, will result in their growing up and away from you.
The courage it takes to send them off to school, despite the memories of mean girls, cool kids, and lunch tables.
The courage to write despite the omnipresence of critics.
The courage it takes to say no to the things we don’t want and yes to the things we do.
The courage to take responsibility.
The courage to challenge your ‘stories’.
The courage to dream bigger.
The courage to speak up and have a voice.
The courage to step up boldly in action.
The courage to open your heart fully.
The courage to let go.
The courage to preservere.
The courage to live with integrity.
The courage it takes to come face to face with yourself and accept who you are.
The courage it takes to live in the world totally as yourself.
The courage to push against what others say is impossible to make it possible.
External or internal courage doesn’t matter but to own the courage to live life your way.
These random acts of courage aren’t noteworthy. They don’t earn the attention of the press or the textbooks. They won’t change history, but they do happen everyday. And perhaps they deserve our attention because of that. I want to salute the courage of the everyday, to infuse the meaningless with meaning. To recognize the shared beauty that exists in the bravery of humanity. I want to stop waiting for superheroes and start honoring the courage it takes all of us to live this mortal life. I want to become the everyday hero that lives life to it’s fullest being myself.
One of my favorite sayings is…
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying
“I’ll try again tomorrow!”
What acts of courage will you do today?