Day 1 ~ January 31 ~ Courage
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
~ Ambrose Redmoon
The word “courage” comes from the French word for heart. Courage is the ability to do what is in your heart. Gandhi believed that nonviolence was the prerogative of the brave. Do you have the courage to be nonviolent?
Today I have the courage to live in accordance with my values, to speak from the heart, to treat people with compassion and kindness, to nonviolently take a stand for what is just.
It takes courage to stretch our worldview, to develop and deepen our commitment to peace. Courageous people are those who are empowered with the awareness that what they think, say and do makes a difference. Today start to see yourself as an agent of positive change. Have the courage to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Action for Teens
Courage is the ability to do what is in your heart. Today, really listen to what is in your heart. It takes courage to be nonviolent.
Action for Children
It can sometimes take courage to do the right thing. Think of a time when you chose to do what you knew was right even though it was a hard choice. Draw a picture of write a story about it.
“Cowardice asks the question, "is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "is it politic?" Vanity asks the question, "is it popular?" But conscience asks the question, "is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it’s right.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Rajashree Choudhury, age 10, India
Peace Pals International