“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
― E.E. Cummings
I’m late … Sorry … but I had no idea what to write today. Theme is: A time when you acted bravely (even if you were scared inside).
Acted bravely? I can’t think of anything! Does that mean I’m a whimp? I’m selfish by not helping anybody? I’m kinda getting a bit depressed here. Good grief!
Anyway … I googled, ’cause that’s what you do nowadays, right?
“Courage comes in many shapes, sizes and forms. While racing into a burning building to save lives and helping out a person who is being robbed are certainly courageous and admirable acts, even smaller occurrences can count as acts of courage.
For example, confronting a bully or asking out a secret crush out on a date both require certain levels of bravery. Therefore, acts full of courage can happen on the grand scale, but also on the smaller, day to day life level.”
*sighs in relief* … LOL … Yup, I’ve been brave. Years back, I asked this really cute guy, who worked across the road on this building site, whether he’d be interested in going out on night. Brave! I know! I wish I hadn’t done it, because he said no. I mean, hello! Flirting like hell and then saying no? Just mean.
Brave … trying to impress your husband by trying out rockclimbing. Phew, thank goodness he understood it wasn’t really my thing!
Brave … I got bullied and gave them all I had. I won’t go into this story, though. Story’s mine and not really one to be made public. THAT WAS BRAVE, though I paid a heavy price.
Brave … I’ve come across people who’ve said that it was brave to pack up and move to the other end of the world. Not sure. Fifty years ago, it would’ve been indeed. Nowadays, with all the technology it’s just far away, but not necessarily brave.
Brave … to tell a person that she’d lost my respect for cheating on her husband? Naaaa, she kicked me out the next day and I was stuck in London with nowhere to go. I’d say stupid, should’ve shut my mouth 😉
Brave … my grandpa was! But that’s a story I will tell one day with my next book!
So now that you know that brave is not just “being a hero brave”, but in a sense a bit like stepping outside your comfort zone, tell us (honestly!) one of your brave moments!