March 1, 2011 by Beth Hess
Regular readers of Just Be Beth will remember my One Little Word project and my focus on the word COURAGE for 2011. I’ve partnered with several other OLW participants in the March OLW Blog Hop — a fun and creative way to check out how other folks are approaching the One Little Word for 2011, be inspired by their journeys, and give myself a hard deadline to get my own work done. (See list of all participating bloggers at the end of this post.)
For February, we were challenged to take photos throughout the month that captured the essence of our word throughout the month. It’s been very, very cool to look for Courage in the world around me. What I found is that courage is everywhere — in the little things (like putting on running shoes) and in the huge things (like military families and their amazing sacrifices). And since I am learning that what you observe, you manifest more of, I am super excited about all the Courage Sightings.
Last week, I shared one of my favorite images and the poem that sprung from it. If you missed it, see it here. But here I unveil my Courage Collage.
Balloons: Two little girls held these helium balloons under a high ceiling at a friend’s birthday party. It struck me as a metaphor for taking a risk and having the courage to have joy in the moment, even if the outcome might not end up good; Peanuts: It takes courage to come out of your shell; Shoes: I’ve recently taken up running. Scary, but good; 4042: We’re getting a new address soon – a big faith step for our family; Karate Kid: Christian has embraced doing something new and shown me what child-like courage can do; Website: We started a Biggest Loser competition at work and when I see my co-workers who are willing to take such a public step with me, I know I am looking at courage in action; Tree: New blooms, vulnerable, waiting for the sun; Sketch: A logo I borrowed from Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection and champion of “Ordinary Courage“; Soldier with Baby: I live in a military town and daily am amazed by the courage of both the soldiers and their beautiful families who make so many sacrifices.
Thanks for visiting Just Be Beth… now hop on over to Jennifer at www.studiojenn.blogspot.com … Her One Little Word is DREAM!
Or check out any of the OLW Blog Hop Participants below…
3. Jill http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
4. Miranda http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com
5. Donna http://www.donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com