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Subtle Forms of Bravery

I believe there are some uncommon, often uncelebrated forms of bravery. These subtle forms of bravery do not get enough recognition, but they certainly have a quiet way of weaving honor back into our own chests while they also extending respect into the hearts of others.

 

For instance…

  • Sometimes bravery is saying no.
  • Sometimes bravery is saying yes and committing.
  • Sometimes bravery is allowing a loved one to feel the consequences of their own actions without rescuing them.
  • Sometimes bravery is trusting God will provide us with enough in this moment of feeling lack and in the distant future.
  • Sometimes bravery is depending on another.
  • Sometimes bravery is a silent stand after we’ve said our piece.
  • Sometime bravery is willing to be alone.
  • Sometimes bravery is being together.
  • Sometimes bravery is not taking revenge but trusting God will take care of all the loose ends.
  • Sometimes bravery is remaining kind to those who have been unkind.
  • Sometimes bravery is being willing to let the truth change us from the inside out.
  • Sometimes bravery is staying in the present moment, not allowing our minds to wander in the past or future.
  • Sometimes bravery is trying something new.
  • Sometimes braver is trying again.
  • Sometimes bravery is allowing ourselves to be happy.
  • Sometimes bravery is allowing ourselves to have fun.
  • Sometimes bravery is letting go.
  • Sometimes bravery is staying the course.
  • Sometimes bravery is entering an uncertain social situation.
  • Sometimes bravery is starting a conversation.
  • Sometimes bravery is walking away.
  • Sometimes bravery is staying.
  • Sometimes bravery is sitting in a café alone.
  • Sometimes bravery is inviting a new friend to join us.
  • Sometimes bravery is being seen.
  • Sometimes bravery is being heard.
  • Sometimes bravery is remaining quiet.
  • Sometimes bravery is smiling. at a stranger.
  • Sometimes bravery is wearing the outfit you love.
  • Sometimes bravery is admitting what we want.
  • Sometimes bravery is allowing ourselves to go after what we want.
  • Sometimes bravery is giving it our best.
  • Sometimes bravery is accepting love in all or any of its forms.
  • Sometimes bravery is accepting a gift or compliment.
  • Sometimes bravery is moving forward despite not knowing the outcome.
  • Sometimes bravery is listening.
  • Sometimes bravery is laying down the old phase of life and entering the new.
  • Sometimes bravery is letting go of our old identity and allowing ourselves to be reborn.
  • Sometimes bravery is willing to be wrong.
  • Sometimes bravery is in surrender.
  • Sometimes bravery is letting go of control.
  • Sometimes bravery is deciding.
  • Sometimes bravery is letting someone else make a choice.
  • Sometimes bravery is saying I don’t know.
  • Sometimes bravery is saying sorry.
  • Sometimes bravery is being generous.
  • Sometimes bravery is in waiting.
  • Sometimes bravery is in trusting.
  • Sometimes bravery is in resting.
  • Sometimes bravery is in serving.
  • Sometimes bravery is in submitting.
  • Sometimes bravery is accepting our own thoughts and feelings.
  • Sometimes bravery is telling those to other people.
  • Sometimes bravery is choosing to love ourselves and others despite mistakes and failures.
  • Sometimes bravery is embracing our imperfections and putting a stop to beating ourselves up.
  • Sometimes bravery is trying something again after we’ve failed.

 

There is bravery in trusting, resting, forgiving, serving, generosity, and more. How?

 

Join us in our women’s Balanced and Beautiful Facebook group in the next couple of weeks as we delve into the subtle forms of bravery we are currently wrestling with.

Jessie Courson
Jessie Courson