Choosing Brave

It’s Friday and time for another link-up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday. Friday is a time when we “write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” You can join in the the fun HERE.

Prompt: BRAVE

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-little-super-hero-rescue-child-image26290814

Don’t you love when you hear someone who we label as a hero respond to their own bravery.

I was just doing my job. I was just doing what needed to be done.

And, all though we look on in disbelief at a person’s ability to go above and beyond, I love the simple humility wrapped up in such a response.

I was just doing what needed to be done.

And when you strip everything else away, isn’t that what brave is?ย  It is found in the choices and the decisions that we make every single day.ย  Will we shrink back in fear or will we step forward in faith?

Brave

It comes in all shapes and sizes,

It’s the child who speaks up for the bullied during recess.
It’s the woman who faces the pain of the past and walks through fear to reach freedom.
It’s the man who speaks truth even though it hurts.
It’s making the terrifying choice of doing what your soul knows is right even when the world shouts you are crazy or it’s not safe!

13 thoughts on “Choosing Brave

  1. Joy Lenton

    What a beautiful summing up of the essence of being brave! It places acts of courage within the reach of us all. Lovely inspiring post, Eileen. Thank you. Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  2. Kristi

    “And when you strip everything else away, isnโ€™t that what brave is? It is found in the choices and the decisions that we make every single day.” Yes. So very true.

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  3. Elizabeth P

    I love the picture! I appreciate your perspective on bravery, especially that it comes in all shapes and sizes. We are surrounded by beautiful people living bravely and we often fail to see it. Thanks for the eyes to see again.

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  4. Tracy

    Hi Eileen, great description of BRAVE. I think the way you blog, with your transparency, is brave and God is using that to encourage others
    God bless
    Tracy

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