I am soooooo over the moon excited about my NEW Art Journal Challenge, girls!!
Six Words in six weeks.
And remember it's not just about the art....but also about growing ourselves.
Each Monday I'll post the Word along with a few of my projects, quotes and whatever else inspires me. Lots of daily inspiration via our Face Book page, too...please join here...
Alrighty...so are you ready??!
Oh don't you just LOVE that word??! I do. It makes me stand tall and gives me confidence. It makes me want to be a better me.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchillt
When I was trying to decide the six words for our challenge this one in particular kept coming to mind. I think it's because it's one of my favorite words.
This past year I have had to have more Courage than I ever thought I could muster. It takes Courage to ask for help, to pour your heart out and share...to admit your worn out and broken.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
That quote by Mary Anne is one that has hung in my office for over 10 years. I read it often throughout my marathon training but never have I related more to those words than this past year.
Courage takes on many forms, many faces. There is Courage in the Kindergarten girl who walks into school all by herself everyday. There is Courage in my friend Sheri who has been dealing with breast cancer for more than 10 years. Courage is on the face of every American Soldier fighting to protect our freedoms.
Courage is in YOU. It's in ME. And even though we may not feel it enough...its there.
Just for today think about YOUR Courage.
Make a list of courageous things you've done throughout your life. Make a list of every courageous thing you WANT to do then put a star by each one as you complete your goal. Keep these lists to remind you that YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH.
When I was 32 years old I decided to train and run in a triathlon. The catch was...I didn't know how to swim. Not only did I not know how to swim...but I was deathly afraid of the water.
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
What did I do? Did I learn how to swim and cross the finish line??? You will find out in my next post, girls:)
Enjoy your day...make your Courage list....create an art journal page, doodle, paint, whatever your inspired to do today.. Be sure and post your work on our Mind.Body.Soul. page and share any Courageous stories you have, girls!!!! Inspire us!!
Be sure and grab our Word of Me button to let your friends know about this Challenge!!!
You can link it to this page.