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Brave Enough is about regret and fear and lack of courage.
Once upon a time we were good together
We were in love and lived without pressure
Every day I viewed as a delightful treasure
Our love trust and romance new no measure
Suddenly it was disappearing like smoke on the water
Bittersweet as your touch I shall always remember
We enjoyed such depths, passion and great joy
All of these were ours to have hold and enjoy
If only we had the courage to be brave
Speak the truth and therefore pave
The way for those precious moments to enfold
Together our love as rich as precious gold
And continue on this lifelong journey unending
Along the way we had become condescending
If only we had been brave enough to stare our fears in the face
All the concerns, fears, worries, and doubts to embrace
Perhaps our love to this day would still live
If only we could have been brave enough to give
Full measure of honesty pure and sweet
Our hearts would still be complete
It seems forever now as I look back through time and in the misty distance watch myself as a child. Those old tapes are sometimes valuable. I recall sitting on a swing, one of the pure joys of my young life! Happily swaying back and forth, the breeze caressing my cheeks as i pumped constantly to reach the highest heights, fearlessly reaching my goal, until I could see over the top bar. Gradually I would slow down and begin again. I would literally spend hours on a swing, it was pure contentment and peace for me. The time would come when I had to leave and it was necessary to jump! I’d witnessed others jump from incredible heights to land on the ground. Some did the duck and roll, others flat out flew through the air and landed in a heap on the ground. It was my turn. I needed to be brave and I waited nervously for the right time to leap. I did it! I was thrilled.
As adults, that leap of faith, that jump into the unknown seems far scarier and far more difficult to accomplish. Fears pop up and the what if scenario. That new job in a town far away, taking our relationship to a new level, making new friends, obtaining our first home, our first child, all require that jump into uncertainty. Often we have to feel the fear and do it anyway!
When you are secure in who you are and what you are about, where you want to go and what you are determined to accomplish, that leap of faith, that jump into “mystery” becomes doable and certainly worthwhile! More than worthwhile for we gain confidence and believe in ourselves and our ability to handle anything that comes our way.
Having a fabulous family and friends who act as our support group can make decisions so much easier. And each time I think of that frightened nervous child attempting fate jumping from that swing into the vastness below, I cheer her. I congratulate her with humble pride. I want to be that child again, with determination, courage, and strength. She’s my constant reminder that anything is possible when you have faith in yourself and your abilities.