I often think of how much courage we each have as we face our daily lives. Courage comes in so many forms. For some, courage can start at the first signs of a new day. It may take courage to get out of bed and face a new day. A day that may be filled with physical or mental pain.
It may be the courage of raising children. Often alone and without support. Courage to lead when you aren't even sure if you are correct in your leading. Courage to stand up for your convictions when you are going against the tide.
Courage to start a new career, take a different path, go back to school, or leave a bad relationship. Courage to say I love you to someone who may never love you back. Courage to face a medical diagnosis that will leave you fighting for your life.
Courage comes in so many forms. Courage may be big or small, but it always requires us to confront something that we are frightened of. I know that there have been times in my life where I have felt less than courageous, while at other times I have felt that I could take on anything. I have learned to find comfort in my struggles, because without them I would never have the courage to find my strengths.