Sometimes courage isn’t climbing Mount Everest or
changing the world. Sometimes your mountain to climb is
made up of weekdays and months,
made up of pushing yourself forward even
when you want to nestle into the past.
Sometimes changing the world means changing your world,
as gradually as you need to, as gently as you heal,
because sometimes courage isn’t made up of war,
and bloodshed; sometimes courage isn’t made of combat.
Sometimes courage is a quiet fight, a dim softness within you,
that flickers even on your darkest days,
and reminds you that you are strong,
that you are growing — that there is hope.
– Bianca Sparacino