I know, the words in this essay I am writing are too often used as a sort of cliché – a Hallmark type card message.
Truth is these words matter – they always have, possibly now more than ever before because too many people are not doing these things and those people, for various reasons care not at all who they hurt, who they cause to struggle.
No matter for in each of us is the strength to push back against those not supportive, not kind, not willing to help elevate other people. We can do it in many ways, some demand actions based on what can be described as “technical” efforts or efforts demanding the assistance of those skill in protecting those people being targeted.
There is another way to push back. It is by being more of yourself, being your bold, brave and best self and being to others kind, supportive and always being willing to elevate other people!
Helpless means there are no options, it means we can not do anything about our circumstances and it also means no one else can or will help us.
Well folks no one is helpless concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic. Not now. Yes at one time when governments, including the Trump administration were hiding the information and presenting a false narrative, we were being rendered helpless but to no fault of own as individuals.
We fixed that, voters fixed it by voting en masse to remove from office the people harming us, harming the world with lies and deliberate lessening of resources to fight the pandemic. In the United States the entire world saw how determined people can be when their very existence is being threatened.
Scientists, Researchers, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Emergency Health Care Workers, ALL Hospital Staff became brave soldiers in the war against Covid. They were attacked by the hateful and dangerous deniers but they stayed the course.
Each of us, every person who gets fully Covid Vaccinated, persuades, helps in anyway other people to get Covid Vaccinated is demonstrating that we human beings are NOT helpless!
You gotta be bold and brave in order to be beautiful in the most important ways. I believe this has always been true and that now more than ever these three B words seem to matter. Indulge me while as I attempt to explain why and how:
Boldness does not require meanness nor does it demand you to be determined to defeat everyone who causes you a moment or two of angst. In fact quite the opposite, smart people are bold in ways not easily noticed at every turn. We must remember to use out energy wisely and to use our power to create for ourselves and other people the most productive path forward, the desired outcome.
Brave is both an intrinsic and extrinsic quality – we often have no choice but to be brave, no other option exist in many life situations. When we find ourselves unable to be brave, it is then we must say to other people can you be that for me this day and when the time comes, as surely it will, I will be brave for you too.
Beautiful is what we become when boldness and bravery combine, when the beauty of our perseverance and our caring about other’s lives as we do for our own life is evident. To me the definition of a person who is seen as beautiful can be summarized as being am admirable individual who while not perfect, seeks to be better and more worthy of praise each and every day – one might call it being a beautiful work in progress!