2021, Day 1: Courage

Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. – Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

When COVID season began in 2020, I couldn’t help but see it as a collective awakening. As time has passed, I see more and more evidence of this.

I’ve been insanely curious about how people are handling changes in the world over the past 10 months due to COVID. Some people seem to be embracing change, while others are clearly reacting from a place of fear. However you’re handling the change that is happening in the world is perfectly valid.

So many of us fear change. But when we’re forced into massive change, I think we all realize at some level that it’s our only option anyway. Change is our only constant.

Awakenings are … a lot. It’s much easier to be asleep. But if we choose to fully live our lives, having the courage to embrace change is absolutely necessary.

I have certainly had my own moments of courage this past year. The courage to show up. The courage to tell the truth. The courage to love everyone, as much as I am able. I’ve seen for myself how this has made others around me better and even a little braver, too. More of this is what I want to see in the world — so, here I am.

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Justin Langhorst @justajot