When we stop the What Ifs and look hard at the here and now, that's Courage. When we bend over, touch the floor, and say "This is where I am right now; this is my mission," that's Courage. When we make the decision to keep going, to do what needs to be done, and quiet the doubts that our little contributions are not worth enough, that's Courage.
As Teresa of Avila says "God walks among the pots and pans." Even if you aren't faced with a sink full of dishes and your daily struggle is the stack of filing that never ends, or the morning meeting that you dread, this everyday repetition is where we find God. We just have to have the courage to trust that God knows what he is doing with our lives.
So, march on, everyone! I'll cheer for you if all you did was get a shower and kept the kids from killing each other. I'll cheer for you if you just got the top of your desk cleared for the first time since the Clinton Administration. Just let me know what to cheer for in the comments and consider joining in on Small Success Thursdays with Sherry Antonetti.
Copyright 2016 Katie O'KeefeI think that the hardest thing in the world is getting up every morning and doing the same thing over and over again. I think it requires the most courage and perseverance -- much more than overcoming major obstacles. If the devil is in the details, then the devil surely lurks in these everyday, mundane actions.