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Queen of Your Own Life

Being Both Brave and Afraid

She was afraid more often than she cared to say. But she was also very brave, so she just smiled and kept moving forward. - Queenisms™

She was afraid more often than she cared to say. But she was also very brave, so she just smiled and kept moving forward. – Queenisms™

Show us someone who says they are never afraid and we’ll polite tell them we don’t believe them. Most of us are hit with some bit of fear right after opening our eyes each morning. Will we feel pain when our feet hit the floor? Will others judge us as lacking today? Will we be up for the task – whatever it is? Will we be good enough, smart enough, brave enough? But we still get up. Some days, for some people, that’s heroic. And, once we get up, we put one foot in front of the other and do what must be done. Did you brush your teeth today? That means you believe you’ll be around and in need of teeth in the future. You’re forward thinking. Did you pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea? That means you have a coffee pot or tea pot and something in it and a cup is just a bonus. You’ve been providing for yourself. Did you get dressed? That means you’ve decided to do battle with whatever comes your way today. We think that’s evidence that you’re brave even when you’re afraid. And we’re raising a banner to you today and shouting “good on you” from the crowd as you get ready for your daily joust. It’s ok to be afraid. We all are. It’s remarkable to show up anyway and do the best you can.


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5 Responses to “Being Both Brave and Afraid”

  1. Susan says:

    yes, “show up anyway, and do the best you can.” forward, always forward……

  2. Doreen says:

    This so fits my life right now! I am in the process of getting a divorce – when it is done, I am leaving my 18 year job and moving back to my home town. A fresh new start which sounds great until I think about needing to find a place to live, finding a new job, etc., etc. I just keep smiling and telling everyone that I have the faith that this will all work out for the better, but inside… my insides are quivering with fear. I smile and just keep on keeping on.

  3. Carol says:

    As a recent widow, after 57 years of marriage I am venturing forth on my own. I am resuming my love of playing the church organ after resigning to care for my husband, but at a totally different church. I have also decided to resume traveling, alone this time, without my lifetime partner.
    Am I afraid? Well, yes – and no. I know I can do this normally, but I am going solo now – no safety net. I always thought I was strong and independent. Now I hope that’s really true. God is my safety net now.

  4. cindy says:

    Queen Carol, Our hearts are with you as you step forward into this new adventure. We believe you are as strong and independent as you think you are. We can tell just by the way you talk about this. We also send you our love and condolences on your loss.

  5. cindy says:

    There will be a moment in the very near future, Queen Doreen, when you’re going to smile and say to yourself, “good job.” Change in partnership, change in abode an change in the town you choose to live in are all huge life changes. You are a warrior and we admire you.

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