Over the past month, I've been reading. A lot. I've been reading stories of people's lives, stories that they choose to share on their blogs. I am thankful to have discovered some truly amazing people. These individuals have the Courage to put their words "out there," to share their stories and lives, to take the extra step to do something that is important to them, and to share that with the world.
It takes a lot of Courage to stand up. It takes a lot of Courage to say, "hey, I deserve to be happy." It takes a lot of Courage to share with the world something deeply private that you thought would never happen to you. It takes a lot of Courage to express your honest opinion about a situation. It takes a lot of Courage to express your deepest thoughts and desires. It takes even MORE Courage if you know those thoughts and desires are going to hurt someone you love.
But it takes a lot of Courage to believe in yourself and know who you are...and ACCEPT who you are. It takes a lot of Courage to share with people, even though others who have been very important in your life may laugh at you and make fun of you for what you stand for and for what you enjoy doing. It takes a lot of Courage to say, "I won't accept this from you any longer."
At this crazy little juncture in my life, I find myself standing up and letting the little lion inside me roar, screaming out, "I have the COURAGE to do this!" And I'm not going to let anything stand in my way or tear me down any longer.
Today, I'm feeling a surge of words coming from me, and I'm opening my heart and fingers to you. The Courage that I've found in writing is amazing and humbling and remarkable and exciting and thought-provoking and just plain AWESOME! I am thankful (and amazed, and quite frankly, impressed!) that I took the time to look inside myself and ask the question, "do you have the Courage to share this with the world?" And I'm forever grateful to you for taking the time to read my words!
What have you done today to show your Courageous side?
Have an awesome day!