2/23/2011

Courage

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People think about courage, and think of firefighters, police officers, paramedics and soldiers.


They never think about the people who, day after day, keep trying. The dad who works three jobs just to make sure that his child support gets paid, and hopes that he'll have enough to see his kids on the weekend.

They don't think about the woman dealing with infertility, who tries, again and again, and never gives up, or about the housewife who tries day after day to balance the checkbook, only to have something else hit that wasn't expected.

Courage isn't just about running into dangerous situations. It's about never giving up, even when circumstances and the world say you're done.

And thanks, to Christina, for this quote that says it all:

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. I am afraid but going on anyhow. Keeping the faith & remembering that God never gives you more than you can handle. Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ❀❀❀

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