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#SOL17: Brave

“Bravery is not always a roar; sometimes it’s the quiet strength that we possess when we need it most.” ~@OnStageKimberly

Are you brave?

It may depend on how you define brave.

I eagerly anticipated “Brave” in 2017 because my word had found me in mid-December.   I tried it out quietly, drafted some ideas, rechecked my understanding, watched this video of Kimberly Davis and finally announced it here.  I embraced, Brave, and changed the wallpaper on my blog.

I checked in often.



Here  and

Here in this post today.

Little did I know how BRAVE was going to test me in 2017.

Test me personally.  Test me professionally.

Test me mentally. Test me spiritually.

And it was a roller coaster because there were days that went by in a fog and days where time stood still . . . and minutes became months.  And then there were the days that seemed to barely last one hour.   What a strange construct time can be . . .



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And as the calendar pages have turned, I’ve embraced:









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(Courtesy of Dictionary.com here)

Amid gnashing of teeth, crying, whimpering, screaming, and yelling . . .

I did not always go quietly into the night.

But as each night faded into daylight,

I welcomed the chance to begin each day anew.

And NOW, I celebrate!

We don’t have to be perfect!

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Watch for more wisdom from this source (Released January 16, 2018):

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Available January 16, 2018


What will my 2018 #OLW be?

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How are you preparing for your 2018 #OLW?

Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016

#SOLSC17: Brave

Today is Day 1 of my fourth #SOLSC so I must celebrate my #OneLittleWord (#OLW) Brave.


What is brave in 2017?

Brave is taking a risk, being a bit fearful of the outcome, and YET choosing to move forward with a decision or task!

Brave is writing every day in March with fellow slicers.

Brave is speaking up in defense of others and asking for action to protect our citizens (threats on Jewish Community Centers).

Brave is standing tall with friends when it’s the right thing to do.

Brave is defending choices that one may not make for one’s own self, but leaves it as a viable option for others.

Brave is that spot in one’s stomach that hurts but YET one persists and follows the heart because it is the right thing to do.

Brave is asking questions when everyone else is silent.

Brave is speaking out when bullies persist.

Brave is writing and calling legislators when their actions are harmful.

“Brave means feeling afraid and doing it anyway.   Brave means saying NO when those around you want you to say yes.  Brave means taking a leap of faith even when you’re not sure how things will turn out.   Brave means getting up and walking out into the sunshine even when the circumstances of your life make you want to stay in the dark.    Brave is shouting out loud and brave is also staying quiet.    Brave is when you stay true to your heart.    Your brave is different from my brave.   When you find the place inside you where your truest desires meet your deepest trepidation, that’s where you’ll find your brave.” (Erika Petrelli, Quora)

Have you seen any BRAVE in your life?

After two months of 2017, what is the status of your #OLW?

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Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 

Reader Bonus:

How I found my #OLW:  #SOL17:  #OLW

“What it means to be brave?”  Kimberly Davis Ted Talk

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