Reverb 13 | Prompt 3 | Brave

#reverb13 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December that is meant to give us all the chance to reflect on 2013 and the opportunity to write down our hopes and dreams for the coming year. Through December 31st Meredith, Sarah and I will be posting each day with a new prompt. Join us by writing, or join us by reading. No matter what you choose, come with us.

Brave: What was the bravest thing you did in 2013?

Brave?  Was a hard prompt for me.  Because I have never thought of myself as brave.  Brave is for people who are sacrificial.  Who do heroic things.  Who struggle.

As I was writing all of these things down, the things that Brave People Are, I realized I didn’t really have an understanding of bravery at all.  I mostly had an understanding of what I felt I was not.

So, as I have been given to doing lately, I researched the definition of the word and what Other People have said about it.  It has been helpful for me this year to hit the pause button, to escape my own feedback loop and to see with my own eyes what has already been written.

When I had finished with clicking on this link and that link, reading this definition and that message board question, I was actually astonished by what I found on bravery.

Bravery is unflinching.

Fearlessness.

Persistence.

Love.

A constant choice.

Humble.

Enduring.

Confident.

Moral.

A challenge.

I already knew that bravery could be found in the big moments as well as the small.  What I had never taken the time to consider is that bravery is every day.  It is not something you save, or even something that waits for the right moment.

Bravery is with us always.

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2 responses to “Reverb 13 | Prompt 3 | Brave

  1. Bravery stood in a hospital room with friends twelve days ago hearing what needed to be said – to witness and endure. You did not need to look up the definition you have lived parts of it in every breath. In your own words to run toward…..

  2. As if this didn’t have me close enough to tears, then I read your mom’s comment… <3

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