Written By: Morgan Austin
Courage. It has many different meanings depending on who you ask. To someone, courage could mean being brave enough to skydive. To someone else, it could mean fighting fear to do a speech in front of their class. But no matter who you ask, they will most likely say that courage has something to do with being brave and fighting fear. I think that courage should be what you need it to be. If you need courage to tell someone, anyone, about your situation with bullying, then that is YOUR courage. If you even want courage to stand up to your bully, that is YOUR courage. Now, I'm not saying that it is bad to have your own courage. Just the opposite. Just like how everyone is unique, everyone needs and uses courage in their own way. Everyone can be courageous, but some people just aren't sure how they can be.
Do you want to know what I think courage is? I think that courage is your inner strength shining through. We all have that strength inside of us, but we don't always show it. When you show that strength and you show your courage, you show that you are a strong person. You don't have to be some muscular, or social person to be strong. If you need your courage and strength, give yourself a pep talk. Point out all of your good qualities to yourself. Are you not sure how to give yourself a pep talk? Let me help you out. When you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and tell yourself, "I am awesome. Nobody else can be me. I have my own courage. I am my own person. I am strong." Then you can be pumped up and ready for your day! Just remember, you are courageous, your are strong and nobody can take that away from you.
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