Tuesday October 17, 2017 #916

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

~Mary Anne Radmacher


We tend to think about courage in grand, heroic terms as it is portrayed in books and movies:  The sword wielding hero fighting off hoards of villains or a protagonist overcoming some horrendous personal situation. The truth of courage, however, is found in the thousands of tiny acts of persistence as we face the realities of our day to day lives.  Give yourself credit for the courage you display when you deliver that presentation when you’re fearful of speaking in public, or make progress on a challenging project.  Or just decide, as the quote states, to try tomorrow once again to achieve something you haven’t been able to do.  It is the courage we display in the smaller moments that provides the experience and the courage to act when more dramatic heroics are needed.  Practice small acts of courage today.