Courage, What are you?

June 3, 2014

Courage, What are you?

 

People say I am courageous.  I reply, "Thank you." because I do not know what else to say.

 

What is Courage?

 

Is Courage being so afraid you get in your car and drive away?

Is Courage knowing that if you do not stop hurting yourself you will die?

Is Courage building a new life because you have ruined your old?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage being available when people need you?

Is Courage taking time to care?

Is Courage listening when you do not know what to say?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage being stubborn?

Is Courage being determined?

Is Courage being persistent?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage being lonely?

Is Courage being happy?

Is Courage being sad?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage being criticized?

Is Courage being the subject of gossip?

Is Courage being praised?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage planning to do things tomorrow you did not do today?

Is Courage being an example of freedom?

Is Courage asking for and accepting help to fulfill your dreams?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage wearing the colors of someone you love?

Is Courage putting pen to paper so your love will take time to reach him?

Is Courage waiting?

If so, I have been Courageous.

 

Is Courage wanting to talk to him so badly that you cannot sleep?

Is Courage writing your thoughts in the middle of the night hoping he will read them?

Is Courage listening to music that resonates with your soul?

If so, I have been Courageous. 

 

Is Courage being patient?

Is Courage being kind?

Is Courage simply being?

Is so, I have been Courageous.  

 

 

- James Robinson

 

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