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You Are Braver and Stronger Than You Think

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?

Some days the simple acts of getting up and breathing are about as brave and strong as you can get. -Topaz

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!
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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

***Disclaimers*** I am not a health expert. Please consult your own physician for health or exercise advice. I just share what I am doing or things I have found interesting. This is in no way considered to be advice for what you should do. Affiliate links are included on this blog and in this post.


Topaz is an inspirational blogger and photographer building a tribe of beautiful souls creating a beautiful life. Find me on Instagram: @artofabeautifullife


  1. I have a friend who is one of the bravest people I know. She has cancer in 5 different places…stage 4. She gets up everyday…works in her garden, spends time with her beautiful grand daughter, creates something wonderful, and encourages others. I know that her pain is severe, but to talk with her you would never suspect it. I want to be like her when I grow up!!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life

      Hi Lisa! Isn’t it amazing when people going through so much more than us do with such courage and awesome sauce? These people are truly my heroes and have played an important part of changing the way I live life. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing the story of your friend. It’s wonderful to meet you, Lisa!

  2. AMEN. Absolutely beautiful, Topaz!! I want all my beloved friends to read this!! Especially those that can barely breathe… oh so many. I have been there too…

    You are an inspiration, my dear. LOVE you. <3

    • Art of a Beautiful Life

      Yes, Chris! We all need to be reminded of this and give ourselves more credit. We are doing better than we think. Love you, too, my sweet friend! xo

  3. Thank you for this! I’m in a really tough place right now and really needed to hear this!

    • Art of a Beautiful Life

      Oh, Georgia, I am so sorry to hear that you are in a tough place right now. I’ve been there. I am there. Be kind to yourself. Give yourself credit for every step, every breath you take. That takes amazing courage some days. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. *** you are one freakin’, brave, bad ass, chick! You ROCK! You are a FREAKIN’ SUPERHERO!**

    I dig that!! x

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