As I switched to the new month on my calendar a few days ago I saw these words “LOVE BRAVELY” and they stopped me dead in my tracks.

What a truly accurate statement that is. It’s the encouragement that everyone should be given when it comes to loving. Love Bravely.

Because the act of truly LOVING is that of bravery.

Because when you allow yourself to love, you’re opening yourself up to vulnerability, you’re opening yourself up to the potential that someone or something could crush you. It opens you to disappointment, heartache, fear, anguish, truth.

Love is what makes the world go round. It pushes you. It connects you. It drives you. It makes your life better. BUT it can also be just as painful of an experience at times.


On the flip side, what about all the beauty you open yourself up to by allowing yourself to stand there stripped and allowing yourself to TRULY LOVE?

Loving someone fuels your soul.
Loving things expands you.
Loving your life lifts you up.

Love changes us and that is scary.

Loving OURSELVES is a great example of this. Opening yourself up to truly look at yourself stripped down to your very core and see who you REALLY are and then choosing to LOVE yourself is scary. But in the same token, it’s one of the most powerful things that you can do for yourself and your existence on this earth.

So I wanted to remind you that yes, it’s scary. BUT it will also take you to places you never thought where possible.


P.s. I’d like to leave you with this quote:
“Life is give and take, we open up our heart and hold onto your trust. We gift our love and are gifted goodness. If we don’t give and take in our everyday lives then we have nothing to aspire or model to. Give and take, its the gift to life.” -Jasmina Siderovski

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