Thank you for joining me for the fourth installment of my word of the week. Remember, if you use the word of the week in one of your posts, let me know. I have really enjoyed reading them.
This week's word of the week is ~Courage~.
When we think about the word courage, we naturally think about firemen, policemen and service men and women. While I firmly believe that these people are courageous, there are many other people we know who are just as courageous.
A mother who would give her life to protect her children...that is courage.
A person who is facing a potential life changing illness with beauty, dignity, and grace...that is courage.
Someone who thinks of others before his or herself...that is courage.
A person who takes a leap of faith and follows a lifelong dream no matter how crazy it may seem...that is courage.
A person who faces his or her fears straight on and does not back down...that is courage.
We all have courage in us and we have all done courageous things. You may think you have never done anything courageous, but you have. Never doubt that!
We all have people in our lives who we think have courage. I, like all of you, know so many people with courage. One of those people is my grandma. She has shown courage to me and so many others in the darkest times of her life. She buried a child, went through a divorce, survived breast cancer and colon cancer, she buried the love of her live and then made a life changing decision to sell their home and move to a place that would be easier for her to take care of. She had never spent a night alone and at the age of seventy-three she concurred that fear. She faced all of this with an unyielding sense of humor, strength, and grace. Now that is courage!
I just hope one day that I will have as much courage has she does. Courage to live my life, to take care of the people I love, and to not have any regrets. That is my hope for all of us. To live our lives with courage to stand up for what we believe in and hold near to our hearts.
Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Always remember, "Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow."
All My Best,
This post is dedicated to my friend Colleen. May others continue to be inspired by your courage.