Courage is Contagious! The Value of Shared Humanity
This week I was in contact with several people facing difficult times. Awful appointments, trying therapies, and painful procedures. Cringe-worthy conversations, angst-filled anticipation, and some things left unresolved. Whew. Makes me tense just typing all of that. The end of July demanded our resilience, and damn, don’t you just want to rest?
I see you out there, carrying on. It may seem you don’t have a choice, but it’s empowering to realize you do. You do have a choice to show up and be seen. You do have a choice to endure. I thank you for choosing courage. And more than that? I thank you for sharing your struggles. I can’t catch your courage if I don’t see your fear. And I can’t draw from the well of shared humanity unless I get in the grit with you. When you’re brave, it helps me be brave, and I appreciate the boost!
Being brave is hard work. Luckily, courage is contagious! And we’re all in this together. <3
For more insight, watch this great, short exchange between Brené Brown and Oprah Winfrey about courage.