Brave (One Little Word)

Every year since 2006 I have chosen a word to think about and use as my focus.  This year my word is: BRAVE.  I had a similar word in 2008 – courage.   This was a good word for me because Joshua was born 8 weeks early that January.  I needed courage to get through the 40 days in the hospital and all the things necessary to help him thrive in his first year.)  I’m excited to see how BRAVE will help me to thrive in 2015.

The definition of BRAVE:

  • possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance
  • making a fine appearance.
  • Archaic. excellent; fine; admirable.
  •  a brave person.
  • to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes.
  • to defy; challenge; dare.
  • Obsolete. to make splendid.

Some great quotes:

(found on Pinterest – click on each picture to find the source)

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Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 5.09.34 PMThere are many more amazing quotes I have found.  You can find them here.

My 2015 Intentions

This year (2015) I intend to be BRAVE – to choose to be brave instead of overwhelmed.  These are some of the things I want to accomplish:
– to walk in love and faith
– to forgive (myself and others)
– to continue to workout with my coaches at Bootcamp (aiming for 5-6 times/wk)
– eat good food that nourishes my body
– strive for being full of joy everyday
– stop being afraid
– to be the best wife and Mom I can be
– to speak only positive words
– to continue pursuing creativity in my life (scrapbooking, quilting etc)
– declutter our home
– learn to manage our finances wisely
– following God and getting to know Him better

So there you have it.  This year in 2015 I intend to be BRAVE.  This doesn’t mean I’ll be perfect but I’ll strive to be the best person I can be (all the while realizing that I’m human and allowing for myself to be imperfect and myself.)   So glad I get to do this journey of life with my family at my side and with the leading of the Holy Spirit.


Ali Edwards is the amazing woman who came up with the idea of One Little Word.  She teaches an online class (that I’m currently taking).  You can check it out here.



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