What? Brave? Me?


This week we’re talking about a time we acted bravely even if we were scared inside.  I guess today could be one of those times because I forgot to post here yesterday!  LOL!  I hope I can get by with posting today, instead.  The final edits came for the first in my trilogy, CONNECTIONS, and I forgot EVERYTHING while getting them done.  This is my first book out and the excitement here is CRAZY!  Forgiveness?

Hmm…  I can’t really think of a time when I acted bravely.  I’m sure I must have done something brave in my life, but all I can think of are instinctual instances, nothing brave.  I’m sure Jeff will have plenty of “brave” acts to tell about, since he was in the military.   We can all be proud of him and all the others in the military for their acts of bravery.  They deserve our pride.  :))

But this is supposed to be about a time I acted bravely.  I guess my boyfriend’s right when he tells me I’ve lived a “sheltered life.”  I wish I could tell you about the time I scaled the walls of a burning building to save those trap ped inside, or swam out into the ocean to save a child from drowning, but I really can’t think of a time I’ve “acted bravely.”

What do you think acting bravely is all about?

About pjharjo

Janette is an author of Romantic Paranormal Fantasy. CONNECTIONS, her first series, is Indie published. You can follow her or sign up for her newsletter, and learn more about her new releases as they become available, at http://www.authorjanetteharjo.blogspot.com She lives in the beautiful and prolific Pacific NW of the USA.
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10 Responses to What? Brave? Me?

  1. Micki Gibson says:

    Hey, you still posted before I did, so you’re all good. Maybe everyone will think today is double bonus day. I wonder if that would work with ice cream cones. “Hey, everyone! It’s a two-for-one day! Ben and Jerry’s for everyone!”

    I’m with you on the bravery thing. Me? Not brave. I’m chicken and everyone knows it. Now, I’m less of a pushover as I used to be, but I don’t see stopping people from taking advantage of you as being “brave”. It’s more a case of hating feeling stupid later for being a doormat. I put bravery on a higher level.


  2. jeff7salter says:

    Janette, I certainly understand how slugging through edits could cause you to forget to post our Tue. column. I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten one or two.
    Sometimes it takes courage to undergo physical therapy, or some of other things people face who’ve been badly injured.


  3. I don’t think you are giving yourself enough credit,Janette. After all, you have shared your experience of having traumatic brain injury, and look how far you have come ,or shalI say, overcome?
    It must have taken a lot of bravery not to give up.I know that you struggle with some memory and other loss, yet, you plug on and look! your work is being published.
    I know you are brave!


  4. pjharjo says:

    I’m in for the ice cream, Micki! Is there a cyber creamery we could all meet in for those 2-4-1’s? It’s too bad we don’t all live closer together. It would be a BLAST to really do something like that!! Thanks for the forgiveness for missing my day, folks!

    Jeff and Tonette, you both mention my TBI. You know? I’ve had people compliment me on how far I’ve come and what I’ve done with my life. But I’ve never looked at it as being brave or courageous. It’s just been the life I have lived. It’s normal for me. I guess it could be looked at as brave bc I was afraid of living for years afterward, but I did it. Driving now makes me uncomfortable, but I do it.

    I just don’t give much weight to everything I’ve been through and how I’ve succeeded bc to me, it sounds like I’m patting myself on the back, or egotistical, or something like that. I don’t want to be thought of as that kind of person bc I’m not.


  5. Laurie Ryan says:

    So I don’t think bravery is just things like jumping in front of a bus to save someone. I think bravery is also things like: getting out of a hospital bed after a bad injury…sending a manuscript you have agonized over off to a publisher…and putting yourself out there for the world to read. There are all different kinds of bravery, Janette, so yes, knowing you, I would say you are a brave person.


  6. pjharjo says:

    Thanks, Laurie and Jeff! And Tonette, too! All of you here who have commented on my injured status have made me think, yes, I am brave. 🙂 I could have just become a victim, as I know others have done, but I couldn’t and I didn’t. I’m not saying, YAY ME! What I am saying is that God made me a survivor. I’ve known that all my life for other things that have happened to me. Praise God for being with me through all that has happened to me. I would not have this spirit if it wasn’t His.

    And after all my agony, Laurie (and others) don’t forget the 1st in CONNECTIONS, my trilogy is expected to be out this month! LOL! 🙂


  7. Iris B says:

    Agree with all of the above …. i’m sure there’s some “brave” act in your history …. sometimes we just don’t think about it, but it’ll probably pop into your mind in a few weeks and you go ‘ahhhh I should’ve written about that!”


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