Five Minute Friday: Brave

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Today's Prompt:  Brave


Two curious girls show me bravery every day. 

Paige's bravery shows up in her toddler world.  A world where there are so many words and names for things she does not know.  She fearlessly keeps trying to speak through the frustrations of knowing that I can only understand most of it.  Still, her curiosity never ebbs.  Constantly pointing at things to hear the words and trying to form them herself.  Her bravery comes in facing the unknowns like sharp winter grass on bare feet, bugs, and new foods. 

Zoe's bravery is different.  She knows more about the world, and picked up speech rather quickly.  She has trouble with change and the unknown.  Her courage is shown through facing her fears.  Trusting that she has the strength to crush that bug in her path that seems so scary.  She can run through the darkness of the yard without her hand in mine.  She can face the shadows in the night that look like monsters. 

My children teach me so much about how to trust yourself.  How to follow your heart.  How to know when it's just too much to face and you need to find a hand to hold.  How to know when to ask for help after you've tried and failed too many times.  How to face your fears.  How to deal with change.  How to walk into the unknown with bare feet and hope for the best.  How to be brave.


What examples of bravery do you see in your life?  If you have kids, do you notice their courage?  What can you do to be fearless today?

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