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 comes in all shapes and sizes,
For some, getting out of bed in the morning
feels like an act of courage.
For others who face debilitating obstacles
on a daily basis,
and who do so with a peaceful heart,
a strong determination
and without resentment -
courage is simply a way of being
in the world.
Their way of being.
Surely, they have dark days or moments,
but they choose to move ahead
and face the day as if it were their last.
I believe certain circumstances
give birth to courage.
My own mother has become
far more courageous
through her journey with cancer.
We all know people who have faced
and have surmounted them
with tremendous courage.
One of my favorite books is Viktor Frankl's
Man's search for meaning.
If you want to learn about courage,
read this book.
Sometimes, courage means
wearing flowers in your hair
when what you really want to do
is throw in the towel.
It's not about being in denial,
it's about choosing to create
your own circumstances
whenever and however
I had fun doing this one last night...
Acrylic, collage, and oil pastels on paper.
I believe being an artist
Yes, I do.
Sharing art takes courage.
Like being naked in front of a crowd.
Well, ok, some of us may be
totally ok with this... ;-)
Go out and practice courage today.
Apply for that job.
Quit that job.
Tell someone how you really feel.
Take that walk.
Take that nap.
Move to the ocean.
Make a decision.
Paint that masterpiece.
Wear flowers in your hair.