You are brave

courage

I see courage and vulnerability every day. It passes by me in the supermarket aisle wearing a thin smile without a wig while holding a child. It holds a sign at the traffic light asking for money or shelter after serving this great nation. It has sat next to me at a doctor’s office quietly waiting for answers. It is the voice from a loved one saying that her mate passed on after a long battle with cancer. It is the child who has no parents and has been in foster care for years waiting for a family. I have visited with heroes and bravery from all walks of life whose tears leave scars as they fall down their cheeks. We are all brave and courageous. Each breath in life is a step full of courage. We are here surviving this race of humanity. Be kinder to one another. Open your heart to all that’s around you. Who cares what your political or religious beliefs are because in the end that matters to no one. The sick need love. The hurt need a shoulder. The test here is true empathy to one another without expectation. And…you need to remember that you are not alone in this fight for life. One day you are on top and another you are holding for dear life. Struggles are all part of our lessons. Whether you are black, white,yellow, gay, straight, Democrat, Republican, Christian, Jewish, or a non-believer you will find yourself battling in this journey. You are not exempt from obstacles or challenges. You are not exempt from surviving or just merely existing. No one leaves here alive!

I am often asked what church I attend on Sundays. My answer is the church of nature and humanity. I don’t need to enter a temple to hear about God when all I do is see God walking around everywhere in each soul who passes me. We forget to look outside of the walls, the box, and truly notice the world. What good is entering sacredness for an hour one day a week to then turn away from every test the Divine places in my path? Nothing HUGE has to happen to be brave. Nothing extraordinary needs to shift in order to be vulnerable. Just getting up is a battle at times that requires every cell to remind us that we matter. So as you enter this Sunday morning with your beliefs, religious theologies and prayers please think of all those who have nothing but their own beliefs that they are making. Be brave enough to know that you aren’t alone. I love you. I love you because you and I are in this together no matter what! My arms are open to hold your struggle in thoughts and prayers from any place.

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8 thoughts on “You are brave

  1. ….. all I do is see God walking around everywhere in each soul who passes me. We forget to look outside of the walls, the box, and truly notice the world. What good is entering sacredness for an hour one day a week to then turn away from every test the Divine places in my path?

    So well said and felt, my friend.

  2. Yesterday evening I had this same conversation with the driver that brought me home. He is 27 but very wise. It is very rare that I met a driver on my disability bus that is thoughtful and pleasant. This young man said before he got this job he worked with the homeless and that taught him compassion. We spoke about church with the same thoughts as you. A few weeks ago I read about a church that put one of its older members out because she wasn’t paying enough tithes. The church should be helping her not turning their back on her. The greed is one of my reasons I stopped going to church many years ago. Like you I say I can see God all around me. I enjoyed reading this piece this morning we’ll afternoon now. ❤

  3. Reblogged this on Living Life Day by Day and commented:
    I’ve been visiting with some bloggers I hadn’t touched base with for a while and as usual, I made sure ‘Moments With Millie’ was on my list. Now you see why. In this beautifully written post we confirm that courage is all around us because in the end WE are very very brave on this journey called life.

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