Is courage made, grown or found?
(Posted retroactively on 7/14)
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. – Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
I don’t think that I’m particularly courageous.
But I think we don’t know who we are until presented with a situation to show ourselves. And I think courage is one of those things that we find. And I don’t think that I’ve been faced with a situation to find out how much courage lives inside of me.
Courage is found. It isn’t until we are faced with adversity that we realize the courage we’ve had inside all along.
Whether it’s standing up to a bully.
Or facing our demons and admitting we have a problem and getting help, as Demi Lovato has done recently.
Or deciding to run into danger rather than run from it.
Even small things.
Things like living our lives the way that we chose. No matter what others have to say about it.
We find our inner strength in the moments that we need it most. It’s then that we know who we truly are.