It’s not a word that gets thrown around a lot. When I think about it, it holds a great amount of power. It’s not about being proud or strong. It’s not about being fearless. It’s not about being able. Its unique. It’s rare. It’s noble. It’s selfless.

It’s Courage.

When we have courage, we can step into the unknown so that we can make progress. When we have courage we can fight for what we know is right. We can push through the pain and fear to advance the truth. We can also have courage to step back and allow ourselves to be wrong, to be taught, to be cared for, to be guided, to be encouraged. Courage has the ability to suppress all other feelings. Courage allows us to take action or to rest.

So take courage. Do what’s right in the face of fear and pain. Be courageous.