I few weeks ago one of the prompts for the Writers Workshop was to write a post about the word brave.  I figured the first thing I would do is give you the definition of the word and then go into what the word means to me:

brave [breɪv] adj

1. having or displaying courage, resolution, or daring; not cowardly or timid

The word brave is something people say to be because of parts of my past but I don’t think of myself that way.  I have always felt I just did what I know I had to do.  Now the choices I have made were hard but because I chose them doesn’t make me brave at least not in my eyes.

I think that people who stand up for others are brave or people who do what is right to them even though their family and friends may not agree with them.  I think kids who are fighting cancer are brave because I don’t think I could deal with everything they go through and still be able to smile.  I think of the women in other countries who are fighting to have the same basic rights as men have. That is what brave means to me.

What does brave mean to you?

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