Question of the Day

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? 

The first thing I thought of when I asked myself this question was that night when the tipi almost blew away, and my family and I hung on for dear life to keep our home from becoming a hot air balloon.

But then, I realized, that I didn’t have a choice that night. Our actions that night were based on desperation. And I think that courage involves a choice.

  Courage is what you do when you have the choice to run, or the choice to face your fear.

Here’s the definition from Dictionary.com

“the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”
So, fess up – what was your most courageous moment-choice-action? I’ll post my answer in the comments along with everyone else.
(C’mon. people, I know you’re out there! We’re up to 100 followers, and my blog stats say we usually have 200+ hits a day. Are you all mute? I don’t think so! I love your comments, so chime in!)
 (Inspiration for this post from Dennis Rainey on Family Life Today. Listen here.)
 

8 responses to “Question of the Day”

  1. Trina Avatar

    Patricia, I think this is one of the most courageous actions one can take – too choose, day after day, to live for truth – to be true to yourself, and to The Truth – to live for God. Sometimes the mundane is the biggest mountain we will ever face.

  2. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    I have been trying to type some great answer to this question and basically I think that I have done nothing courageous. The best I can come up with is that I do my best to live my life true to myself and not society's dictates, but not sure that really counts.

    Patricia

  3. Trina Avatar

    Wow, thanks for telling your stories, ladies. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks their courage story is weird. Now I see that I'm not alone.

    I decided the most courageous thing I ever did was to decide to marry Jeremy. Not that there was anything scary about Jeremy! LOL But marriage was a huge unknown and the biggest decision I had ever made. And, just like you, I've never regretted that moment of courage.

    Thanks for sharing your stories.

  4. Miki Avatar

    OK. this may sound weird but hey, it's me right? ;-}

    I think the most courageous thing I've ever done is to make the choice to NOT divorce my husband, knowing the limitations it would place on my life, and what the rest of my life would look like. And in some ways it is a daily thing for me. Wait.. maybe the really courageous thing was my decision to choose joy in spite of my family situation. I think.

    Boy, that was a much harder question than I thought it's be!

  5. Hannah Avatar

    I can't think of truly courageous moments right now, but I'm sure there will be some in my future. (I'm only 16)
    But I will be courageous right now and forbid you to stop blogging!
    I read your posts often but don't always pop in and say hello like I should. I love everything you post on ~ it's always a delight to stop by!

  6. Belle Avatar

    In grade 11 a group of boys were beating up on one boy. I jumped into the mess yelling at them to stop and they did. I did that once in grade 8 too. I didn't feel afraid at all, just outraged at the unfairness of the fights.

    Some would say I had courage, but like I said, I didn't feel fear. I think going to jail or dying for something you believe in would be the most courageous act of all.

  7. Pam Avatar

    I'd differ with that definition – I think most people of courage face difficulty, danger, or pain, NOT without fear, but in spite of it.

    Which is just what Traci said.

    There's that saying “parenting isn't for cowards”.

    That said, I'd be glad to share courage I've observed, but not my own.

  8. Traci Avatar

    Hmmm.. I'm drawing a blank.. maybe being a mom.. it always scared me to death. But I will say that for me being courageous isn't doing things without fear, it's doing things in spite of fear.

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