… the bravest thing we can do …



It is easy and un-extraordinary to be frightened of life. Grief and loss may be the most fearsome creatures that exist. They teach us to worry about the future, to question the longevity of contentment, and make us unable to truly enjoy happiness when we have it. But loss should not be a fearsome creature, but rather a creature of wisdom. Loss should teach us not to fear tomorrow, but to live fully in the present. Loss should teach us to cherish those we love, to never do anything that will result in regret, and to welcome tomorrow with its promise of greatness. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn the important lessons. Sometimes strength and courage are not in the big things. Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is enjoy what we have and be positive about what makes us lucky. The daily exercise of strength and courage is to arm yourself with the good stuff despite all the bad and step into tomorrow as an everyday warrior.