Courage can be loud and visible to all or it can exist in the most personal of moments. Courage is facing our fears no matter what they may be. When a fear is shared it becomes easier to recognize a courageous act. Most people fear burning buildings and will admire those who tackle the blaze. Not everyone will know the difficulty of your decisions or the hard conversations you have needed to initiate. We all face moments that push us to the limits of our own strength. There will be no medals and no parade to appreciate your struggle. Some courageous acts are invisible to others. Fear highlights every risk and with courage we make the decisions that are necessary. I will not see everyone's personal struggle, but I will know that it is present. So many powerful acts of courage have been disguised as a small choice.