Dear Beautiful and Brave Soul,

You are doing better than you think.  You are already doing some pretty amazing things if you managed to breathe and to get out of bed today. If that was hard or took everything you had, you are a freakin’ superhero! Give yourself credit for that. That takes a lot some days. Some people don’t manage to do it. You are braver and stronger than you think.

It’s easy for us to forget that fact when we are in the middle of a storm. I liked a poster recently on facebook, and a couple of friends saw it and checked on me to see if I was OK. You really have to love your people. I told them I was, and I really was, but I also said that I’m starting to think I deserve a medal for just getting up every day and that I thought I would celebrate that today. A dear friend responded that she felt we should get a medal for just breathing. She was right. Why don’t we recognize these brave, strong, bold, and daring acts?

[tweetthis remove_url=”true”]Some days the simple acts of getting up and breathing are about as brave and strong as you can get. -Topaz http://artofabeautifullife.com[/tweetthis]

So dear friends, we should give ourselves medals for getting through these days any way that we can. Breathing…getting up in the morning….some days those ARE the great success stories. Instead of thinking, “Oh, my goodness, I didn’t even want to get out of bed today,” we should say, “Oh, WOW! Today, I freakin’ got out of bed! How AMAZING is that! I’m one strong, bad ass chick! I’m a freakin’ SUPERHERO!”

You are braver than you think, my superhero friend!
My friend tells me that I’m a hero every day with grace and beauty, but some days it’s just breathing and getting up. But hey, we’ve decided that gives us superhero status, so there is that.

So that thing you’re doing that seems like not nearly enough, celebrate what you did do. No matter how hard it was, no scratch that, BECAUSE of how hard it was, you are one freakin’, brave, bad ass, chick! You ROCK! You are a FREAKIN’ SUPERHERO!

How AMAZING does that FEEL?

Let’s celebrate THAT today, and tomorrow maybe we’ll use the wind beneath the wings of that success to help us soar to even better places. We are, after all, SUPERHEROES. So we’ll be superheroes that SOAR. But first, it’s OK to get out of bed and just breathe.

You Are Braver and Stronger Than You Think, My Superhero Friend!
Available for purchase: You Are Braver Than You Think Necklace

Another poster for pinning…

You Are Braver Than You Think Quote by Topaz

And these times and these days, they will pass. Tomorrow could be freakin’ fantastic. But give yourself credit for the brave things you do every day when it is not fantastic. You deserve credit for that, my friend.

So always remember…

You are braver and stronger than you think. Sometimes, the ones who get up every day and just keep breathing, no matter how hard it is, those are the real superheroes. -Simply Topaz

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