Day: #03 || Alphabet : C || Theme: Emotions || Word: Courage


“Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear” – Michael Hyatt

It’s the third day into the #AtoZChallenge and I am having my spirits still high so much that i actually started drafting this post yesterday (Sunday). I totally forgot that Sundays are off and you need not post anything. 😛 😛

COURAGE – is a very strong emotion. C.S Lewis says, “Courage is not simply one of the Virtues, but the form of every Virtue at its testing point…”.  Courage is not an emotion that the soldiers have in their heart while fighting for us at the borders or the other military personals have, what we see in superheroes but courage is in simple everyday things like waking up out of bed every single morning even though you had a bad and terrible last night. How can any other Virtue exist without first having the courage to open oneself up to let them in and then begin acting upon them? ?

Do-You-Have-The-Courage-to-Price-HighCourage is to make yourself believe that you are more than what you are in your dreams and aspirations. To come out of your comfort zone and take the risk in achieving things that you always wanted to do.

Courage is to take the huge leap of faith in relationships, at work things that you might believe wouldn’t work but yet you are ready to take the huge plunge.

Courage is what I have seen in my mother who battled Rheumatoid Arthritis for 15 years and still had that pleasant smile and confidence in her that she is strong until she breathed her last. Many terminally ill people are the most courageous people you would ever come across in life, they have the courage to fight death and pain and embrace life every single day.

Courage is rising up again when you fall cause falling isn’t failing, it simply means you had the strength to try and the courage to rise up again. It shows how strong you are as a person every time somebody didn’t believe in you or didn’t stand by you when you fell.


Courage is to give life another chance in relationships, to open yourself to fall in love after a bad marriage. Courage is to accept your body and believe in how beautiful you are as a person and not be a definition of beauty according to random people. Courage is to keep looking ahead at your goal in life and not worry about the journey you travel.

Courage is not always to voice out your opinion but to listen to the other person. To feel empathy for the less privileged and to bring just a smile on their faces. Courage is to be gentle and to love the unloved.

Courage is to have an open mind, so that you can learn from all the possibilities and from the front and be a guiding light. Take the road less traveled so that in future it becomes the route others take. In the 21st century , the ability to UNLEARN and RELEARN is an example of being courageous with the sense of humbleness.

For me Courage is to have that FIREWORK inside you that lets you live every single day only to make it better than yesterday and better than the tomorrow.

Isn’t making time, being open to share our knowledge and views to post every single day in April month as part of the challenge despite many other things that we all need to do in our daily life-like family, work , kids, business etc only because blogging is our passion and our source of happiness – a Courageous thing we as bloggers do? Tell me what is courage to you , i would be happy to know and learn.

The Courage Smiley  



P.S : Tried some gifs for the first time on my blog. Did you like them?

38 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge DAY03: C for COURAGE”

  1. It might be cliched, but courage to me is to be myself in a world where others are trying to change the person I am and mold me into the person they want to be. 🙂 It’s tough to not yield to the pressure and forget who you are.

    As for courage in a person, I have to look than my grandfather. 🙂 He has been through a lot and he still battles on.

    I like your definitions of courage, Sneha. The one that I particularly liked was the one that says to give relationships another chance. It is something people do not do these days, sadly. Thank you, for this post.

    1. Thanks Vinay for stopping by. 🙂 Its not at all cliched..i think its the truth you said. Also i think our elders had way more courage than us. We have become more impatient and more vulnerable. Looking forward to hear more from you 😀

      1. I love your choice of GIFs Sneha, they fit well to this post. I agree, sometimes GIF tend to catch too much of our attention rather than the words. Maybe it depends on where you out it, too. But this one’s just right, not too crowded. I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

    1. thank you baby <3 !!!! people are strong cause of the people they are surrounded and motivated by like you and our group 🙂 🙂 🙂 Am excited for tomorrow -remember D 😉

  2. I loved your post 🙂 because it said a lot without being preachy 🙂 I love your take on courage 🙂 Courage is when you wear that LBD for first time and walk in heels 😛

    1. hehehe i was trying not to be preachy at all glad i succeeded. And hell yeah wearing a LBD with high heels for the first time also takes a lot of courage..i still remember my first time even more cause it was my first official date too. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely comment NJ <3

  3. Voila! This is one of the best ones I’ve seen for this challenge. Thanks to your GIFs, your blog definitely looks attractive. And what a word to choose – ‘Courage’! But the brilliant part was the sum up: ALL COURAGE TAKES IS ONE LAST POSITIVE THOUGHT TO CANCEL OUT THE ONE HUNDRED NEGATIVE THOUGHTS BEFORE IT.

    1. Bowing down to aunty 🙂 These women in our lives specially moms become so much of an inspiration for us kids that we actually need not have another random person as role model in our lives. So much to learn from them alone. Cheers on being daughters to such brave moms 🙂 <3 !!! Thanks for coming back again 🙂 Big hugsssss!!!

  4. Courage is such a multi-faceted word. Great post with lots of heart. I, too, chose courage as my C word. Hope you’ll stop by. And I loved the gifs (guess those are the photos.) Especially like the leap of faith.

    1. Yes Lori, those images are GIFs this was the first time i used them on my blog and i kinda love it. Hoping to use some in the future posts too. Am definitely gonna read yours as well. More the merrier <3 Thanks again for stopping by

  5. I love the courage smiley! 😀 Great post! As you said, courage to me is the ability to unlearn and relearn. Very much needed for this generation. People take drastic steps lacking the courage to fight back. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great post! It’s definitely difficult to keep courage sometimes, but worth it. I feel stronger as I hold my head up even when I’ve been beaten down.
    -Katy from THE KATY blog (

  7. Sneha, my very courageous friend <3 As you know, my site is called courage coach and for many good reasons as you listed here in your awesome post. To me courage always contains fear because without fear, we would never know what being courageous is all about. You're right, it's living outside our comfort zone and that's when we start living. You are one strong braveheart <3 😉

    1. Yippeee ..i finally get to see your comment Jennifer. Thanks a bunch for addressing me as courageous. I hope i live with that feeling every single day and not doubt my strength. Truly without fear there wont be a need to be courageous. Every emotion helps another emotion 🙂 Thank you for believing in me <3 You yourself is such a courageous woman and all that you do from your site to keep people like us motivated is in itself an achievement. I love u <3 <3 <3

  8. greyzoned/angelsbark

    What a beautiful post! So inspiring. Yes, it’s hard to be courageous sometimes…oftentimes even. You brought new definition to the word. Well done!
    Loved your gifs too…
    And love the part of the saying: Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Amen to that!

    Great post.

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Thanks for stopping by Michele. Am glad you loved it. Yeah the gifs sometimes distracts a lot in posts hence was little skeptical about using them but then anyway when am talking about courage i should atleast not be worried about using them on my post 😛 Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen is my fav too…hifi!!!! Hugs <3

  9. Awesome… Courage to me is, doing what I like and never get influenced by people, if what I do is right… Courage to me is never getting disappointed with a failure and facing problems with a smile and positive attitude.
    Inspiring article😄😄

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