By being brave, beautiful things can happen.
Being brave means "putting yourself out there." The world is filled with incredible women--living for joy, dreaming of the future, fighting for family, creating beauty. There's the glorious possibility you'll meet one of these women, when you have the courage to put yourself out there. Being brave means meeting interesting people and making new, lifelong friends.
|Like a pretty Italian "blogga" from PA.|
Being brave is about being open to possibilities and adventures. It's about boarding airplanes in Philadelphia, and traveling solo. It's about flying across the country to a state you've never visited, to meet a crazy "mama" who likes to blog.
Being brave means anticipating something great, knowing that blessings are coming. Being brave means not being afraid to leap and jump and dance (from sheer elation) in the airport. In front of everyone.
Being brave is about trusting the sincerity and goodness of others, and believing wholeheartedly in compassion. It's about having a worthwhile goal and making it a reality. Being brave is about visiting new places, and daring to climb mountains.
It was Raymond Lindquist who said, "Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
It's amazing what can happen when you swallow your doubt and fear, take a deep breath, and be brave. Life's beautiful journey becomes the ultimate adventure--infused with joy and light. The unknown road ahead--once perceived as foreign and foreboding--seems far less scary to travel.
People, places, hours are gifts. You can find happiness in the ride.
Be brave and you learn a little bit more about yourself.
And a lot more about love.
"I'm not funny. What I am is brave." --Lucille Ball
*(Want to read more about Maria's trip to Utah? About our first meeting? Visit her charming blog, "Everyday Is A Country Song.")*