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] adj1. 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.