This is for all the “sensitives” out there.
(Note to self when feeling “weak”)
You are “no make-up on a date night” brave, because you prefer a potential partner to receive a real impression of you.
You are “first girl on the dance floor” brave, because there’s no justification for a wasted beat.
You are “personal recovery work” brave,
because you prefer deep seas to the gleaming surface.
You are “vulnerable in love” brave,
because you sleep better at night with a heart that didn’t hold back, even if it is bruised and bleeding from rejection.
You are “I’m going to love myself ANYWAYS” brave,
when shame or guilt wrestle with your self love.
You are “walk away from what WAS your life’s work” brave,
able to accept that years of devotion to a cause may be forgotten in a week and humbling yourself to the realm of the “Fool”: innocent, knows nothing, naive and unestablished beginner, who has only two legs, curiosity and faith to stand on.
You are “willing to cry in public” brave,
unwilling to diminish the power and purpose of your body’s water.
You are “start-up, stake-claimed, community-builder” brave,
believing your visions deserve a chance and generous enough to share what you see even if it feels out of this world and intangible.
You are “social networking” brave,
confronting the complete awkwardness and social anxiety of your personality again and again,
You are “seek compassion before justice” brave,
even though self-righteous anger is much more popular.
You are “heart on your sleeve” brave,
because you never knew how to cover it up and your only option has been to carry it with courage.
You are “all the questions” brave,
admitting how little you actually know.
You are “comfortable with confrontation” brave,
prioritizing real trust over a false sense of security in relationship.
You are “ummm hey guys, sometimes I see things…like that haven’t happened yet” brave,
despite being told countless times that it’s not real.
Brave, Brave Girl.
Your heart is a giant
and her courage a deep ocean,
a red wood tree,
and the vast sky that paints desert mountains blue.
Remember who you are, Brave Girl.