"For I am the Lord your God who take hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13
I don't tend to identify as being a brave person. I don't like roller coasters, scary movies, or looking out into my backyard at night. But I suppose none of these qualify as being NOT brave either. Instead of looking at my fears, I need to flip my thinking and focus on what I've endeavored to do, successful or not.
I walked along side my mother as she battled cancer.
I held her hand when she died.
I brought two children into this world.
I'm raising two children in a divisive and hate filled world.
I earned two masters degrees.
I started running.
I ran 3 marathons and am training for #4.
I set goals.
I keep setting goals.
Maybe none of this is how others define bravery. I know that none of this would have been or would be possible without a little bit, and at times, a whole lot of courage.