Be Brave

I am obsessed with Glennon Doyle Melton's words of wisdom in her books. I finished Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club): A Memoir in two days and am now listening to Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life


In the first chapter titled Building a Life, she tells the story of meeting a woman at the playground. The woman seemed troubled but they didn’t talk about it because they “were too busy talking about more important things, like soccer practice and highlights.” They weren’t able to discuss the things that were most important to discuss. “there were so many layers of my armor and her armor between us that we couldn’t touch each other” she writes, “And even if we’d wanted to, we couldn’t have gotten close enough because we were shooting at each other with stories of our “perfect” lives.” Glennon decides to “shed her armor and wave her white flag” in the hopes that her friend does the same. She tells her story to the woman. The woman doesn’t run away but opens up. 
No one, not one person, has a perfect life. We ALL have a story. Be brave enough to tell it and you just make a difference in someone’s life and maybe add a new, TRUE friend to yours.

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