I sit here on my warm bed feeling blessed for the refuge of our home on this very cold January night. As 2014 commences, we are all given a blank canvas and with each passing day our stories are the strokes of the brush. This year, I want that blank canvas to be filled with colour, passion, happiness and most importantly, LOVE.
But in order to do that, I have decided I need to have COURAGE. COURAGE to love without fear of being hurt. COURAGE to trust that I am good enough. COURAGE to stand up for what I believe. COURAGE to say ‘no’ even if it means I won’t be pleasing everyone, everytime.
I once read a beautiful quote by the late Nelson Mandela that says “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”.