Quote by Erma Bombeck:
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
I really miss Erma Bombeck, she was the greatest when it came to humorist essays and making you belly laugh! This is more from her serious side and it’s such a true statement. We all have our vulnerable side and at times we worry about how people will judge us. I always love the quote by Susan David: “Courage is fear walking.”! We just have to keep walking with our head up high and be brave enough to show the world who we are and what we’re all about.
Who cares what other people think, they’ve got their own perspectives on life and it really has nothing to do with us anyway. The courage comes from within and it is a wonderful characteristic to have. Being kind, loving, empathetic, humble, resilient and courageous, are just some of the characteristics that are so important to have in one’s life.
I sometimes think of myself as shy even though most people would laugh at that concept! But I think the shyness comes from the child within me that might have a lack of self-esteem or complete confidence in myself at times!
As a child I did not have what I hope most children have which are role models who encourage and inspire them to follow their dreams! Now that I’m the adult I am my own role model! I am the one who encourages me to take that step into the unknown, out of my comfort zone and to walk through my fears, be courageous, and show the world all that I dream about and what I have created.
As it turns out I am beyond thrilled to know that my creations whether they are in art form or other aspects of my personality are embraced and accepted by most everyone I meet along my path. I must be doing something right and I have to keep doing it and keep following my inner guidance my GPS system: “Gratitude, Purpose, Soul” system, and always share loving kindness and compassion with everyone who crosses my path.
I love the quote by Thich Nhat Hanh: “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” I will always keep smiling and courageously living life to the fullest!