The Courage of the Every Day

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”  ~Edward Rickenbacker

Every day I am amazed by the simple acts of courage I see all around me. Students entering a classroom for the first time in years; people admitting they need help and seeking it; one person standing up to the bullies in life.

Most people don’t think of themselves as brave, but most people are. How many times do we grit our teeth, metaphorically gird our loins and do something we’re afraid to do? If not every day, I’m sure once a week.

Today I just want to celebrate the courage of every day–the people who make the world a better place for themselves and for others by doing what they are afraid to do.  Sure, the “great” of the world change history.  But the courage of every day changes the world.

So it’s normal to be afraid. Just don’t let the fear stop you. And in many cases, you may not be afraid any more.


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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