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National Blog Posting Month Day 2: Be Brave

We are on to Day 2 of National Blog Posting Month. It's not too late to join in! Every November thousands of bloggers pledge to post every single day. I'll need lots of encouragement and hope that you will help me on my way! Please chime in and keep me going!

Here is today's writing prompt:

When was the last time you did something brave? What happened?

I was contemplating what brave feat that I have conquered recently. I didn't feel like sharing a story of personal bravery. It just didn't feel natural and I don't want to use this space to boast. Not today anyway.

It didn't take much to get my mind to shift on to bravery that I have witnessed. I hear the word BRAVE and my immediate thought: HERO. I have a hero that I think so highly of. Of course I hold my family in high regard and many of them have been very brave examples in my life. They are a bit shy when it comes to me sharing so I decided not to write about them at this time.

The hero that came top of mind when considering this post is a person that I have admired since I met her. YES - a female hero! She is brave, confident, and I have never seen her without a happy, positive attitude. She is the person that I wished that I was at her age (and even now at 45)! You see, I was shy, awkward, and not very confident during childhood. This girl is a polar opposite.

My hero is in the first grade. She is my son's classmate and former soccer teammate. For privacy, I am not showing the children's faces in the post. I wanted to share this image of the tiny little girl that is a HUGE inspiration to me. See how little she is? Well she is BIG in my book!

My child hero! She is a firecracker and I love her spirit. She never hesitates to give me a great big smile and cheerful hello every time I see her! She may be small in stature but the biggest, boldest, bravest person I know! She is chatty (I barely spoke as a kid), she is generous with her beautiful smile (I barely made eye contact as a kid), and she is fearless on the playing field (where I was hesitant and afraid to get hurt). I admire her confidence. She asks questions without hesitation, she is outgoing, and funny too!

She is the smallest one on the soccer field but she is fierce! I strive to be mighty like this little one! I can hear her girly (but loud and commanding) voice in my head shouting "pass me the ball" or "over here" then see her chasing down the the opposing team for the steal- her opponent sometimes almost twice her size. 

Fearless. A force to be reckoned with. Inspiring. BRAVE.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post! Before you head away from my blog, I hope that you will share back with a comment to the following questions:

When was the last time you did something brave? What happened? 


  1. I love this. I always consider heroes as people who are older than I am, who have experienced more, who have done more, but some of the things that children do in the face of insurmountable odds makes them heroes. Excellent perspective!

  2. The bravery of children is often overlooked. Its good that you recognize the strength of her spirit. I hope she and your son are friends for a long time.

    1. Nona, children never cease to amaze me! They have been classmates since Kindergarten and hopefully they both remain in school together and grow their friendship!

  3. Girl POWER! YES! Let us support our daughters! Thank you for sharing this! Real courage!


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