In Others’ Words: The Bravest Among Us
My friend, author Melissa Tagg, read the book Let’s All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs.
And then she raved about on Facebook and in a few IMs we shared back and forth and she even wrote a blog series about it.
And so I bought the book. I love and respect Melissa and when she raves about something, well, I pay attention. And when she goes on and on about a book (in a good way), I buy it.
And read it and underline it with my favorite purple pen ( a Pentel EnerGel with liquid gel ink).
Today’s quote is one of the first ones I underlined in Let’s All Be Brave:
“No one is brave alone … the bravest among us do not stand alone.”
Now before you argue with me, stop and think for a minute. Yes, I know there are times when a person stands up for something by himself (or herself) — and no one stands beside them.
Except maybe, maybe in their heart. Maybe a person is able to stand — to be brave — because they know they are loved by someone. Or by a lot of someones. Or by the Creator-Someone.
So in that very real sense, a person does not stand alone. They know they are loved and valued and believed in — and this knowledge helps them be brave. They might be alone in that moment — but the strength of healthy, supportive, trustworthy relationships in the past and the promise of such relationships in the future — this helps them to be brave.
In Your Words: Who helps you to be brave?
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