Oh to be courageous. To have the courage to face the world with gusto, walking forward into one adventure after another. Carefree. Worry free. Brave.
When we think of people who are courageous we see them as someone who fears nothing. Like warriors who enter the fray, confident that victory is theirs for the taking. We see the risk takers who are willing to put it all on the line, not worrying about how things can go wrong but instead embracing everything that goes right.
Perhaps it is due to age and growing wisdom, but I see courage as something entirely different.
I see courage in the person who is absolutely terrified but takes that step regardless.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but action in the face of fear.
Some of the most courageous people I know are the ones who stared fear in the face.