Telling The Truth

Telling The Truth

telling the truth

Today’s prompt for the NaBloPoMo on BlogHer is:

Nov. 2: When was the last time you did something brave? What happened?

In my opinion, bravery comes in all different shapes and sizes. Being brave, to me, means having the courage to face something scary. To stand up and do what is right, no matter how much the situation frightens you.

Many people think of bravery only in situations like saving someone’s life or standing up to the bully. However, there are so many more circumstances that require an equally difficult level of bravery that simply don’t get talked about enough.

Like how hard and painful it can be to tell the truth about certain things. Or how difficult it is to forgive sometimes. Sometimes being truly brave can involve both of these things and more.

When was the last time I did something brave?

Earlier this past summer.

I did something that scared the crap out of me, but it absolutely had to be done.

I told the truth.

I had always considered myself to be an honest person. I have never lied, I just made excuses privately up to myself and twisted the truth to others so that everything would seem normal and just fine. I had become the perfect enabler…

But enabling was not helping or fixing anything at all. Quite the opposite in fact.

So it was time to put my brave face on. It was time to tell the truth about my marriage, as hard, as painful as it may have been, I had to do it.

I will never forget that day after a horrible fight when I first told the truth to a dear friend, who listened shocked but supportive. The journey that has followed has been life changing for my whole family. Because I told the truth, because I am facing the truth, my children and I are alive and safe.

It is in facing the scariest truths that real personal growth can begin. Facing our mistakes, accepting them honestly and moving on requires a huge amount of bravery. If you can make that leap, if you can be brave, the rewards are amazing and well worth every ounce of bravery you had to summon to make it happen.

And you can make it happen. If I can do it, you can do it.

Honesty is always the best policy (yes, mom, you were always right telling me this!), and is continually the bravest thing anyone can do in any situation.

Today I am so thankful to all my family and friends who have been so supportive of my littles and I lately. I would not be getting through any of this and doing what I need to be doing without any of you. I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many incredible people and today (ok, pretty much every day!) I am thankful for each and every one of you.

What are you thankful for today?

See you tomorrow for Day 3 of NiBloPoMo where I get to be honest without regret to someone…

Happy thoughts and safe travels!

Malibu Mama Loves Xx


Author: malibumamaloves

I am a conscious mama, a dv survivor, a conscious trauma informed life coach who has overcome trauma and helps others turn their pain into purpose in facing their unhealed traumas.

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  1. This is so true and so hard to do sometimes. Freedom is to be found on the other side of truth… the turning point to a new beginning.? You are a brave woman!

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