As we remember those who died in active military service on Memorial Day, the one thing that comes to mind for all of us is the fact that all of these individuals had one thing in common, they were brave. They were brave enough to put our Country first and to sacrifice their own lives to defend it. They were brave as they left their homes to fight for what they believed in.
This is a day for us to appreciate and honor those that were brave but also to reflect upon our own bravery. Are you brave enough to step out of your comfort zone to do things that are a challenge to make things better? Are you brave enough to stand up for what you believe in no matter who is listening or watching? Are you brave enough to give something up to make room for something new or different? How brave are you?
Being brave does not come easily for some people and others may need encouragement and support from friends to get over the line of thinking about doing or saying something to actually making it happen regardless of the consequences. Once you begin the journey of having the courage and being brave in the little things, you will start to feel better and stronger with all the important aspects of your life and the decisions you make.
I can't express enough how powerful it is to be brave and to defy what others think you should be, say, or do. When you look into your heart you will know what is right and if you trust in the God-given courage you have to do the right thing - you will, and it will not only feel good, but it will continue to make you stronger as a person.
Words of affirmation are a powerful way to overcome your hesitation in doing or saying something that you think is right. I encourage you to take the time to apply these or any others that might push you down the road to a braver and more beautifulife!
Here are a few of my favorites for you;