The Courage to be You
When we think about courage, we tend to associate the thought with great deeds, with deeds that are difficult to accomplish and or with soldiers and heroes. Courage belongs to everyone, to the small deeds and gestures as well as great deeds.
It takes some courage to get out of bed in the morning, when every human fiber of your being wants to stay in bed. It takes courage to face the known, like the traffic waiting for you as you journey to work or anywhere else. It takes courage to face the unknown as the day unfolds. It can take courage to even say a simple hello to someone. It can take courage to say I love you to someone you are in a relationship with or someone that you truly care about.
We are all `souldier's. That was not a typo by the way. We are all souldier's of life. We all have our daily battles to face and we have been given the courage to do so. It is human nature to have some doubts and to question why things are the way that they are, but it is courage to keep on moving on to face and overcome each battle. It takes courage to do things and it takes courage to change things.
If you like, you can think of life as a battle and or a journey. I like to think of it as a journey. Either way it takes some courage in which ever capacity you travel though life. It takes courage in which ever capacity you do battle, to keep on making your journey.
We assume courage to be associated with the extra ordinary but there is no exclusivity to courage. Courage belongs to all of us in all our capacities. It belongs to being a parent and the courage to do what is right for your children; it belongs to being a friend and making the right choices; it belongs to husband and wife to be true to each other; it belongs to children to get up and go to school, even though they do not want to and it belongs to you getting out of bed and going to work or to work on making a dream come true.
Wake up with the thought and knowledge that you are courageous. Wake up with courage by your side and be not afraid of the known or unknown as you journey through the day in each and every capacity of you.