Courage - Ridhima Nalwa
Courage means different things to different people. To some, a soldier is what defines Courage to another. It may be leaser to yet another. It may be a person struggling through a dreaded disease. To me, Courage is what defines my mother. To me, she represents Shakti the Goddess with ten arms. She manages home, her work, me with astounding Courage. Come what may, she is ready to face the challenges of a life fearlessly.
I sometimes wonder if Nelson Mandela’s definition of Courage was written keeping my mother in mind. He said, “Courage is not the absence of fear but to triumph over it”. A brave person is not someone who does not experience fear but the one who conquers fear. I have learnt from my mother that Courage need not be as huge as sacrificing one’s life for the nation; not everyone can be that courageous.
Courage could be as simple as being honest, loyal to one’s friend, standing up for the truth and fearlessly facing day to day challenges that life imposes on us.