Your courage is the best part of you. I know you used to think it was your intellect, but girl, your intellect never saved anyone, including you.
No. It's the fire in your heart. The wolf in your soul. The bravery in your bones.
It was swimming the cove in the dark to get to the man who tried to drown himself. The horror you felt when you watched him walk into the cove like a zombie. But you barely hesitated. Off with your shoes and into the water.
It was stopping all of traffic on the mountain road to rescue the stumbling drunk. It was nightfall on the curviest part of the highway. But you saw her on the shoulder and you knew she might get hit if you didn't help. Dead stop with your flashers on was a risk worth taking.
It was charging out into the bus yard to put yourself between a woman and the man beating her. Everyone else thought it was funny; an entertainment. You knew better. You took the blow straight on the cheekbone and gave it back better.
You are a lion.
Now, my girl, it's time to use that courage for yourself. You have so much ahead and you're going to need every ounce of it. No fear.
Be brave. Be bold. Be you.