Ordinary Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying. “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is losing someone you love and going on, wobbling, sad, lonely, but moving on a step at a time. Courage is losing an animal whose life you accepted as family, going through that pain, and moving on in life, accepting the pain, knowing you have changed for the better. Courage is getting up and going to work to support self and others you care about. Courage is telling the truth when you’d rather not. Courage is waiting through that point in your life when you thought you needed to die, but waited, knowing things would change. Courage is not reacting in anger, but tempering your response in kindness. Courage is knowing you have stage four cancer, yet your focus is on others and making sure they are OK

Courage is knowing there’s no point to any of this, and yet caring so deeply that sometimes you cry.

Courage is knowing we lose everything, every single thing, and get up and embrace all the possibilities and probabilities anyway, embracing the only life you can, the one your living today.

Share your courage today, with self and others.

Bryan Wagner

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