It’s easy to forget, in the rush of the day-to-day, what brave really looks like – so let me remind you of one or two things:
Sometimes brave simply looks like getting out of bed in the morning.
Sure, it’s brave to try something new. Admitting you have no idea how to do it is very brave.
Brave also looks like voicing an opinion.
Or respectfully disagreeing.
Or admitting you haven’t made your mind up yet.
Brave is being a true and kind friend to yourself.
Brave is extending your hand to a stranger.
And, brave is standing up for the rights of a stranger.
Anyone who creates art – using paint, clay, stone, words, numbers, performance, color, texture, shape – is incredibly brave.
Brave looks like absolutely loving the body you have.
And it’s brave to know you need to change something – and taking the steps toward that change.
Listening is brave.
Loving is brave.
Breathing is brave.
That means you, my friend, are so very brave.
Remember this the next time you have doubt or wonder where your confidence has gone.
It really hasn’t gone anywhere – you just forgot for a minute exactly how brave you are every single day.