Wednesday, May 12, 2010

the funny thing about courage

I saw her again. My friend. And this time I didn't pretend I didn't see her! I was brave! I saw her walk past my van and you know what I did? I got out of my van, took a deep breath, then called her name across the parking lot! And I am so proud of myself!

She was so shocked to see me and gave me a hug and we chatted, did some brief updating. It turns out that she's been working part time at the school for two years!!! How did I not see her until now? Too funny. She is married and has a little girl, just two years old.....she could play with my almost-two-year-old!!! Oh, how wonderful! It was good to actually talk to her. I'm not too sure what I was afraid of. Maybe that she wouldn't be interested in seeing me. Yeah, that may have something to do with it. Maybe she would've been happy if we didn't see each other again. What a relief that I was wrong! *smile*

You know the interesting thing about courage? Once you act in it, you feel strong. I felt confident after chatting with her for 10 minutes, that I was able to talk with other people! Imagine the power I could have if I acted courageous more often! I need to take the time to remind myself of the Bible verse (that is, coincidentally, Kai's memory verse for the month): "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9


julieroyer said...

Good for you! :) I'm happy you were able to overcome your fears and that it turned out better than you thought it would. *Big Hugs!*

FieryCanuck77 said...

Thank-you, Julie! :) I lose so many opportunities because I haven't been "brave enough". I'm so silly! :P

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