I recently heard a colleague share his answer when someone asked what he looked for in a woman when he was younger and ready for marriage. He immediately answered courage.
I thought it was an odd answer, but I loved it anyway. Courage!
I like that courage is something one can develop each day. We can do things that scare us a little. We can see hard struggles as events that grow our courage. Perhaps each day, we could say, “Now I am growing my courage! Right now, I am being courageous!” We can also point out when others show courage.
You were so courageous. That took courage. You were afraid, and you did it.