The word brave often conjures up thoughts of confident, defiant and daring actions.
In my own experiences with grief and working with children with emotional difficulties – brave is usually far from this.
⭐️ It’s getting out of bed and facing the world when you don’t want to.
⭐️ It’s smiling when you’re dying inside.
⭐️ It’s being polite to people who make your life miserable.
⭐️ It’s pretending you’re okay when you are very far from it.
⭐️ It’s having hope that things will change although you’re unsure how or when.
Remember, in the quest to be your own kind of beautiful your brave doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s.
Your brave reflects your difficulties and the small steps you take every day in the right direction.
Your brave is as unique as you are.
Celebrate your braveness, your achievements.
Reflect on where you were and where you are now – not how far you still have to go.
Be brave – one step at a time.
🦄 Did you miss the first post in the series? Check out BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL if you want to know what this fabulousness is all about.