COURAGE

It takes courage to love

It takes courage to say,” I love you.”

It takes courage to look into your lover’s eyes  in the middle of love making, and tell him,” Te amo.”

It takes courage to hug and kiss in public

It takes courage to let go when you’ve been hanging on for so long and so tightly

It takes courage to be vulnerable

It takes courage to be intimate for intimacy implies: IN-TO-ME-SEE…do I really want you to?

It takes courage to forgive

It takes courage to loan your heart to some one hoping they won’t dash it to bits under their big, clumsy foot

It takes courage to forgive yourself

It takes courage to cut yourself some slack

It takes courage to tell your spouse,”We’re over. I’ve moved on. I want to be happy because I deserve a little happiness in my life.”

It takes courage to live life with gusto

It takes courage to smile when you’ve no reason to

It takes courage to face the darkness of your own soul and that of another’s

It takes courage to welcome the light of  love into your heart’s darkest corners

It takes courage to admit you’ve lost your way

It takes courage to admit you’ve fallen short

It takes courage to admit you fucked up royally

It takes courage to seek reconciliation

It takes courage being humble and staying that way

It takes courage telling the truth,knowing you’ll lose a friend or all your so-called friends. For you see, a true friend, loves  always; when you tell them the truth, it’s a test of your friendship. Truth does 2 things: It can liberate or imprison. If you accept it; you set yourself free. If you don’t , you’re in your own self-made prison cell.

It takes courage to be a friend

It takes courage to admit you need love

It takes courage to admit to your needs

It takes courage to not bitch slap some one who offends  your spirit every single day just by their presence

It takes courage to show love to your enemies

It takes courage to not cast one single stone in the face of provocation

It takes courage to remain calm as a tarantula is crawling up my leg.HA!

EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2013

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