Friday, October 5, 2012

Find Your Courage

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 
― Coco Chanel

Have you flexed your courage muscles this week? I have been bolder this week and more confident about me. I know this may sound funny to you but one of the ways I showed my courage  was in what I I am pretty sure you will think I am kind of strange....

I am a jeans and shirt kind of gal. I rarely dress up simply because I don't need to. I'm either doing laundry, scrubbing floors, cooking or painting so you know....;) But now that I'm substitute teaching a few days a week I gotta look nice so...Dave bought me several super cute dressy clothes a month ago.

They have been hanging in my closet just staring at me.

Instead of wearing them I kept going back to my old stretchy and very ugly capris{ the ones I can't wait to burn} and a shirt.

Yesterday though...I decided to wear something different. 
I decided to put on a pair of black, dressy pants and a flowy, jeweled top. The outfit was complete with sassy heeled shoes and a bold pearl bracelet.


And while at first I felt like a fish out of the middle of my day I felt....GREAT! Sure of myself...beautiful. It was FABULOUS!

I had the Courage to STAND OUT.

So far on my Courage list I have about 10 things. I know there are literally dozens more and I intend on listing each and everyone.

Find your Courage.

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. I'd love to see you in the outfit & how nice you looked.

  2. Uplifting post, Leslie! I bet you looked smashing. I'm a jeans and Tshirt girl too and neede this bit to get me sprucing up too. Sometimes the simple changes are best.

  3. Good for you Leslie! I think you should post a picture too! We'd love to see how great you looked. I'm also a jeans and tshirt kinda person who needs to find some courage. You're my inspiration!

  4. This is wonderful, Leslie! I find clothes to have a very powerful influence on my moods and my confidence, so I'm not a bit surprised by all the good feelings your sassy clothing brought to you. Great story!

  5. I love this word challenge... for me right now I need to do them.... I have just finished a page and used the word Courage .... thanks for the inspiration....

  6. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and inspiring art. I plan to return often!

    hugs ~ Crystelle


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