What is being brave? It can be so many different things for different people. Being brave for a 5 year old can be jumping off the diving board! Or can be trying to pull the teacher in with you. Yeah, I kinda didn’t make it through swim lessons! But I did eventually learn how to swim, tho please don’t count on me to save you!

Bravery is the child who stands up for the one  that is being picked on. The teen who chooses to go eat lunch with the lonely teen sitting by themselves in a corner of the cafeteria.

Bravery is standing for the truth, even when others may be against you. Its speaking out against injustice, when the roar of the crowd is deafening against you. It is facing your fears and unveiling things you have held inside. You are stepping out  in order to help yourself and others!

Yes, Bravery takes on many faces and not every brave move has to be something major. You can be brave in light hearted ways as well. I was joking with a dear friend saying how its time for the tables to be turned, as far as jokes go. Time for me NOT to be the red faced, and embarrassed one. Remember my Friday’s 6 word story with the lion hiding his face, well there is  a longer story behind that 6 word story.  Anyway, she quickly agreed, saying how its past, past time! So nice of her to agree that  I often end up on the losing end! Then her response was 3 words , “Bring it on!”

Is there something you been debating about being brave about ? Something you want to stand up for, but just don’t know how. Afraid to make the move. To take that jump off the dive! Let go of the Teacher’s hand and JUMP, you may be very glad you did! You got the courage in you, just BRING IT ON and do it!

17 thoughts on “Brave

  1. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela

    I could not possibly add to that quote. 🙂

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  2. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about bravery: “you wake up every morning to fight the same demons you fought before and that, my love, is bravery.”

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.

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  3. The word, brave, made me think immediately of two things. First, it takes real bravery to maneuver the aging process. It is something you can’t describe or understand when you are younger. So, hats off to everyone in their senior years who get up every morning and keep going regardless of the aches and pains. Second, I’ve made several comments and wrote many emails since the Florida shooting about how I feel civilians really don’t have a need for assault rifles. I understand the second amendment and can envision what our founding fathers meant by it. I still don’t imagine Thomas Jefferson thinking that there would be a time when a gun would shoot hundreds of rounds without stopping. So, here’s hoping that lots of someones in DC will continue to allow individuals to keep their handguns and their rifles for hunting but could we please stop selling assault rifles to every person who walks into a store. Brave? That’s what brave is for me this week. 🙂

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    • I am sure that our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves! Good for you in sending emails out, I totally agree with you about eh assault rifles, there is NO NEED for them! The US has gone crazy!

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  4. And sometimes bravery can mean doing less — that is, stepping back from the stress of living up to other people’s expectations when we’ve gotten used to taking on too many responsibilities.

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