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Quiet Courage

I'm linking up with Patricia's blog hop In Other Words
where the creative writing prompt for this week is the following quotation:
 
“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
-Dorothy Bernard
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We tend to think of courage as a roaring lion, loud and strong, afraid of nothing.  Certainly, there is that kind of courage, a bravery that believes in itself so deeply that fear has been displaced.  But there is another kind of courage we often fail to consider - the quiet kind, the inner strength that is born of faith, and enables us to overcome situations that overwhelm us...

Courage is crawling out of bed and getting out the door to work when you are struggling with major depression and have no strength to face the day.
Courage is coping with pain day after day from an invisible illness that nobody understands.

Courage is being the parent of a child who is born with disabilities and will never be able to live independently.

Courage is letting your children learn by making mistakes, so that they can learn to choose wisely.

Courage is losing a child or a spouse to illness or accident, and realizing that you have to go on living.

Courage is continuing to be there for your partner or parent who has Alzheimer's and doesn't remember who you are.

Courage is  leaving an abusive relationship when that relationship is all you have ever known.

Courage is leaving a job that isn't working for you to seek out a job that will be a better fit.

Courage is admitting that you have an addiction that you need help to break free from.

Courage is believing in love after being  in a relationship where love ceased to exist or never existed at all.

 Courage is admitting that you made a mistake, and then striving to learn from it.

Courage is bringing your fears to God in prayer, believing that you will be given the guidance and strength you need to overcome them.
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7 comments:

  1. I loved your thoughts today, Lin. Great response to the challenge.

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  2. I've always loved that courage quote you have at the top. I need that reminder at bedtime--probably far too often. I'll add to your list:
    Courage is saying goodbye to Mommy and remembering that she will be there at the end of the day.
    I try to remind my brave, brave daughter that you can't be brave without being scared first. That's what bravery is.

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  3. Very inspirational! The quote is very common in today's life..there is always another time :)

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  4. Thanks so much for this inspiration. I have had a bad day and needed it. ;)

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  5. That is one of my favorite quotes. And your words add to the very meaning of it. Not a lion's courage, but acting brave, doing what needs to be done, no matter what your insides feel like.

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  6. That is one of my favorite quotes. And your words add to the very meaning of it. Not a lion's courage, but acting brave, doing what needs to be done, no matter what your insides feel like.

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