If I could reach through the computer screen I’d give you the biggest (((HUG))) and thank you for joining me on this inspiring journey of practicing COURAGE this month!
As I was sitting at my desk thinking about writing today’s post, I looked down and noticed my art journal I’ve been using for an online class I’m taking with Brene Brown. (Side note: I love her and all of her books!)
I couldn’t help myself, I have to share with you one of the coolest things I think I’ve done in quite some time.
One afternoon a few weeks ago, I was a little fidgety and I had this sense that I really wanted to do something fun, like create, paint or draw…
Because I’m not artistic in that way, like my daughter, I usually ignore those fleeting thoughts and do something “more productive”. You know like cleaning out my kitchen cabinets, folding laundry, vacuuming the floors, grocery shopping. I mean who has time to sit around and create a useless piece of art when so many things have to get done?
However, because of all this COURAGE talk we’ve had going on this month, I took a deep breath and thought to myself, Linda, this is an opportunity to practice courage. Are you going to do it?
And then I felt that uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach.
A siren went off in my head.
COURAGE ALERT! COURAGE ALERT! MUST ACT NOW!!
In that moment, I made an intentional decision and pushed through the resistance. I was brave. I asked my husband and daughter if they would like to join me in the dining room to create something. I had no agenda; I just wanted to use my watercolors, markers and journal.
And to my surprise, they both curiously looked at me and nodded their heads yes!
The three of us gathered around the table and spent about half an hour or so randomly creating things. I loved being with my family doing something creative. The only time we ever do this kind of thing is on a half-to basis, like school projects.
You want to know the absolute best part about this?
The way it made me feel!
I felt HAPPY…. ALIVE…FULL…. PEACEFUL…. CONTENT.
Looking back, I believe that was the day COURAGE led me to a sweet place of breakthrough.
Will you take a moment to reflect and share with me the last time you chose courage? Leave a comment below.
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Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.
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