Courage ~ Never be just a reflection!

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Never be just a reflection, be the one from which the reflection shines” ~ Plh

Do you think you’re brave? Most of us don’t think we are and yet courage is the type of feeling that induces a strength and power within us to emerge. A bravery we didn’t know we had.

What is courage, exactly? Courage is an internal feeling that often sneaks in when you step out of your comfort zone. When you determine to overcome a fear, doubt or concern, when YOU decide to accomplish something you believe to be important or necessary.

There are no dimensions to courage. You can be courageous doing a small thing or a big thing.

What matters is that you occasionally release and exercise your courage muscle. Because – proportionally speaking – the more you encourage yourself in an endeavor, the more secure you’ll feel about yourself, emerging not as a reflection – but the real deal. The real you.

Have a great week ahead, thanks for stopping by … and remember, always take care of you!

With affection,
Penny

18 thoughts on “Courage ~ Never be just a reflection!

  1. I’d like to think that I’m courageous. But – sometimes – I feel that I could or should do more.
    Then – playing it safe is just easier & less messy.
    Long story short – I think that I recently stepped out of my comfort zone in going to the school district with a major issue that affected my daughter & all of 4th grade )50-60 students) for that school. With no success in my communications with the school principal – I had to go to the higher power & get things done. After-all – it was for the kids. And – they had no clue on what was going on. I felt they needed someone to speak for them.
    xo 🙂 🙂 xo

    • I am so very proud of you, RoSy. Sometimes it is so “worth it’ to step out of one’s comfort zone. Sounds like this was one of those times. Our children do need someone(s) to speak up for them. Majorly important right now in so many social arenas, as well as the school system itself. Good for you, double good for you fav. neighb. and dear friend! :)xo

  2. As you said, courage can be a small or big thing, depending on your circumstances or point of view. My courageous moments included overcoming personal obstacles, such as having the courage to leave a damaging relationship, going back to college in my 40’s, and then getting a job after staying home with my kids. Lots of obstacles to overcome. I know everyone has their own stories. Thank you for the thoughtful post.

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