“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou
My faith in humanity is strengthened every time I witness someone being courageous. An act of courage can unleash a force that can change a mind, change a perspective, change direction, and possibly change the world. Courage is a firefighter running in to a burning building and possibly saving a life. A child or an adult, inching their way closer to the classroom on her very first day, takes a step towards their future. Courage is someone admitting he needs help, or that she is different and is no longer willing to hide it from others. They have decided to be vulnerable so that they may taste freedom or peace of mind. Courage is speaking up for your rights, or challenging popular opinion in the boardroom to highlight a different direction; leading others towards better options. Courage is changing careers or supporting a trusted friend in their venture. Courage is deciding to face the world today and not getting stuck in your mind.
Cherish those moments when you witness an act of courage, because you are actually witnessing a miracle. Be courageous, and dare to change the world.