It takes great courage to be true to yourself, to go against popular opinion, or stand up for a cause. It takes great courage to face a fear. Courage does not have to be a grand feat, it can be as simple as saying no. We learn to be courageous by confronting and then working through the things we are afraid to do. When we learn to step forward to do something we believe in, even though fear is still present, we will understand what courage feels like.

“The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.” –Corra May White Harris

– Taken from 365 Ways to Raise Confident Kids by Sheila Ellison & Barbara Ann Barnett