Daily Prompt [Courage]

During my recovery from the brain surgeries someone told me, “Oh Heather.  You’re so brave.  I couldn’t do what you’re doing.”

Ugh, that comment still makes my blood boil, even years later.  I get that she was trying to be supportive or caring, but believe me that isn’t the way to go about it.

I am not brave.  I am not courageous.  I wasn’t climbing a mountain or swimming with sharks for Pete’s sake.

I was trying to not die.


I have wanted to post this for a while and am just getting to it now.  Whew!

“The original definition of courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.” ― Brené Brown

I think this is what I am doing by writing on this blog.  I am telling the story of who I am with more courage than I ever thought I had!  Deep down within me I have found some.  I didn’t feel too courageous weeks ago, but as I am learning to walk on this new road I state with conviction that I am courageous.  I just am.