Daily Delight

Friday, August 5, 2016

Be kind and be brave.
I repeat this to myself daily, sometimes multiple times a day. I wish I remembered where I first heard it. They are the perfect pair, you see. They create this balance in my mind that brings me peace. Harmonious and beautiful, these words. Kind and Brave.

There are days when I am too harsh. I am rude about others or angry at myself. I am upset with the state of something and I intend to let others know. And these are the days where I need a little more kindness. It comes in and cleans up. It is a deep breath that refreshes my burdened mind and settles my turbulent soul. It brings me back down to a gentler state. Kind.

And there are days when I am too passive. When I either don’t care or am too afraid to change anything about my current situation. I am full of guilt and self-doubt and can’t move. And that’s when I need an extra shot of brave. It lifts my chin and fills my lungs with air. With possibility. It pulls me up to a more empowered self. Brave.

I think about lot about these in my faith. How I need to be kind and accepting and loving, but also strong and brave and bold. This perfect balance. I am always seeking it. So I utter those words again, in my car, in my journal, in my prayers. Lord, let me be a soul who possesses the kindness to restore and bravery to transform.

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. -Ephesians 4:32

Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord. -Psalm 31:24 

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About the Author

Sarah Dixon≫ ≫A native to Arkansas, Sarah is studying journalism at Harding University. She is a part-time barista, social media manager and copy editor. In her free time she enjoys dance, playing music and yoga. Sarah spent a semester in London and would love to return one day and hopefully use her gift of writing for the glory of God. You can read more of Sarah’s thoughts at gentlywhole.weebly.com


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