Be Brave

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bold, spunky, gutsy, valorous, courageous

You are doing with your life what only you could do. And THAT is brave -Annie F. Downs

To be afraid and to be brave is the best courage of all -Alice Dalglvesh

You are much braver than you think and stronger than you can image. Your dreams are ready to be lived. They need your brave to be realized. Even with fear, you can act. Beautiful one, you can do the hard things. For one moment longer you can flex your strength inside. I want to see you be brave.

Show me how big your brave is. -Sarah Bareilles.

Be brave. Be beautiful. Be you.

• How can you be brave today?

• What does brave mean to you today?

I am brave.
 Today I will do one small brave thing.

How can I be brave today?

Try a new food, speak up, say you’re sorry first,

be who you truly are.

I Want to See You Be Brave by Sara Bareilles

A Brave Pinterest Board 

Children’s Picture Books about Courage

Books and Series for Kids Who Like Warriors

Children’s Books about Being Yourself

Of Harsh Reality & Want of Sweet Dreams


I am tired. Exhausted. Sleep needed like a skiddish kitten, taunts me with its sweetness then claws me in the face. Coughing fits to tire my body. Wish they would purge my soul. My heart is weak and strengthened. It hurts and feels lifted. The roller coaster of my life is causing the bends. I can’t seem to find a stable foot to stand on. A place to ground me. A place to hold me. I long to be seen and cherished in the view uncovered. I want to be hidden, mysterious. Hide my need, deny them until their existence disappears. Need just leads to disappointment. What do I need? A safe place. A safe person. A place of beauty and light. A face to place against mine. A body to wrap around me, protect me, and to wake up the skin with delight. To sparkle ecstasy in eyes of acceptance and peace.

To feel, unbidden, unbridled, uncontained. To burst with happiness, excitement and love…

and so shall be…mine.

Healing by Gratitude


Greet the day with a smile and a whisper of thanks.

Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.” ― Irving Berlin

“[Gratitude] turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ― Melody Beattie

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ― Anthony Robbins

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia\

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?” ― William Arthur Ward

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” ― Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” ― Yogi Bhajan

A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Quotes from GoodReads

Extra Resources

Gratitude Journal

Grounded in Gratitude

Gratitude Board

 Bruce Sallan’s Seven Attitudes of Gratitude