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Mustering UP some: COURAGE!


Courage to CARE

Courage to share

Courage to be



Courage to Walk

Courage to Run

Courage to STAND


Courage to Under…stand!

Courage to reach out

for YOUR hand…


Courage to hold on


Courage to let go


Courage to search


Courage to know!

Courage to LOVE<3


Courage to HOPE

Courage to ACCEPT:

nope!! – 😉 🙂 🙁


NO! (mind) DOPE!


Courage to swim…UP stream

Courage to believe…CAN

Courage to Accept…”can’t


Courage to be LOYAL

Courage to be TRUE

(courage) to:



Finding the Nerve or hitting a nerve….

Several definitions on-line, (etc.) of Courage:

You choose Your fav (or it) e – h ?..okay?:)

“The quality of being strong, bold, daring, valiant. Opposite of fear, timidity, cowardice.”

Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement. ~Wikipedia

Noun. The Ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain or grief.

Synonyms: bravery, valour, pluck, gallantry, nerve.

A Courageous account read back in ’06 about:

Newlyweds scuba diving in Australia…they were about to surface when a great white shark rushed at the woman. In a courageous/heroic act, the man pushed his wife aside and let the shark take him. “He gave his own life for me,” said his widow at his funeral service.

Courage isn’t always a spur-of-the-moment thing. When i think of courage, reminds me of those who train as first responders and rescue workers (among others) who know ahead of time/prepare ahead of time…knowing they are deliberately putting themselves/their lives at risk to attend to the needs of others/rescue lives in a disaster/crisis situation, etc. Sometimes, the very ones they are trying to help turn on them…(i.e someone drowning). It takes courage to help the unappreciative or the unaware…somebody has to care-THANK God, somebody does!:)

Cultivating AGAPE (unselfish) Love can help us all be more courageous when needed. It takes courage to change. It takes courage to maintain. It takes courage to get out of bed. It takes courage to be a friend. It takes courage to actdifferently from negative peer pressure to conform. It takes courage to remain neutral and uncontaminated by negative attitudes and negative actions/influences from non-choosers of compassion. (It takes courage to resist seduction from the dark/selfish/non-compassionate/negative side– the easy route hiding/camouflaging disappointment and death!)…It takes COURAGE to LIVE (free) and break free without breaking!

It takes courage to give. It takes courage to feed. It takes courage to face personal trials. It takes courage to endure chronic pain (in whatever form you feel it). It takes courage to accept the cards you’ve been dealt and it takes courage to play/accept consequence: the cause and effect of (poor) choices. It takes Courage to make the choice you know IS right–the wise, compassionate one!…(don’t look back).

It takes courage to find…truth/comfort..You can find it in ancient song: “BE COURAGEOUS, and may YOUR HEART BE STRONG,” (Psalm 31:24)

When you fall–it takes courage to get back up…to keep going progressively past the pain…when you’re drenched in tears and soaked by rain. When You’re cold and…blown by scary wind~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Mustering UP some: COURAGE!

Joan Winifred

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Winifred, J. (2013). Mustering UP some: COURAGE!. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 11, 2020, from


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