Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow". Mary Anne Radmacher
A good friend sent me those words in an email a few weeks ago - a friend who has held onto her humanity in spite of having experienced the worst kind of loss.
Experience alone doesn't make a person capable, nor does time. Actively living does, regardless of doubt, fear, or hopelessness. It grows from the making of a choice and it is deliberate.
Courage is as much a product as it is a tool, and it strengthens when utilized. This is the reward of challenging oneself, of persisting. I will try again tomorrow because I am certain that when I try I will expand myself.