On the flip side of being afraid from Day 1 of the A-Z Challenge my mind went to BRAVE. What if for one moment each day we take the plunge of taking the steps to be brave to try something that we always shied away from. Being brave doesn’t necessarily mean, putting yourself in harm’s way and running into a burning building. It doesn’t have to be huge. It can be something simple, such as, instead of staying on the sidelines you join in on the fun on the dance floor and not worry about how you look to other people. Believe me it will rejuvenate your soul and get your endorphins going, that you may even find yourself joining in on the next karaoke song.
Quite a few years ago, I ventured out of my comfort zone and conquered up bravery to go zip-lining in the Dominican Republic. I almost chickened out when I saw how high the scaffolding ladder went to get to the position of being secured to the zip-line. With the encouragement of my husband and daughters I took a deep breath and went for it. The experience was exhilarating to say the least and I haven’t regretted it for a minute. If I hadn’t dug deep down in myself to bring my bravery out I would have missed out on an amazing experience that I would never have been able to relish in the memories with my hubby and girls.
What have you done lately in being brave? Looking forward to hearing about your experience! Thanks for visiting!
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