Hello all, and happy Motivation Monday! Today, I was feeling particularly introspective, and asked of myself “do you think you are brave?”. Often when I imagine “bravery”, I envision the extreme, like fearless soldiers marching into battle or dauntless skydivers soaring through the clouds. It is rare, however, that the word “brave” enters my mind when I witness the mundane, like a person going about their daily life. It is for this reason that I would like to use this Motivation Monday to remind you of the ways that you embody bravery everyday.
I believe that we are all brave in our own unique ways. What is easy for one person can be a real struggle for another, and it is because of this that bravery can go unnoticed. It is impossible to predict what demons our peers face behind closed doors, and we often fail to realize that an act as small as getting out of the house may be an instance of bravery in another person’s life. Bravery is a concept that is hard to define, but I believe it is a quality that applies to each and every one of us. Today, I encourage you all to reflect on the ways that you have been brave this week. Instead of diminishing your accomplishments to “doing what you are supposed to do”, take time and commend yourself - you’re doing a great job! Being clean is brave. Having a job is brave. Going to a therapist is brave. I am so proud of all of you, and know that you are going to have an amazing week! Appreciate all you have done for yourself, and keep on being brave!
by: Jessica Hutt