No, it is not brave to take your oldest kid to kindergarten for the first time. No, it is not brave to hike a small mountain. No, it is not brave to tell people you have changed your mind about part of your life. No, it is not brave to run a marathon. No, it is not brave to build a new house. No, it is not brave to go on a date. And no, it is not brave to cut your hair. These are not brave things. These are things we call normal life experiences. This is living. This is not bravery.
Brave is this:
(all images via pinterest)
Bravery is not getting a tattoo.
I cringe every time I see the word brave misused and overused. It takes away from its true meaning when we use it to describe everyday, normal things. The word brave should be reserved for those things that are truly extraordinary. Those moments when a person has sacrificed their life for the betterment of another.
p.s. if you tell me this post was "so brave" I will punch you in the mouth.