Cutting my hair - like chopping it off in a drastic way!! - is something I've been wanting to do for a long, long time. But, somehow, the appointment time would come ... and go ... and I'd have lost the nerve. Maybe I just wasn't ready. Maybe I didn't want the hassle of learning how to do a different "do." Yeah, maybe.
The truth of the matter is, I didn't have the courage to do it. I was always secretly hoping someone would step in and convince me to do it - to be the courage for me!
However, over time, it has become increasingly clear that only - I - can have the courage for me. Other people can encourage me (and they do!!) and other people can plant ideas (and they do!!) but only I can truly step beyond the desire for approval, the habit of waiting for life to happen, and choose to live as fully as possible; anything less is a half-lived life.
So, it seemed fitting for me to tackle something courageous by celebrating something courageous. I decided to save my two ponies and donate them to an organization that creates wigs for those who find themselves fighting for life in chemotherapy. One small step of "bravery" on my part; seeking to honor those who walk in bravery every day.
And there you have it! My act of courage for the month :). We'll see what October brings!!