You are brave

You are brave. So much braver, stronger, tougher and courageous than you tell yourself. Don’t listen to that little voice in your head that keeps trying to convince you otherwise. If that voice would be quiet for just one second, you would hear your brave roaring. It’s inside of you…deep down.

Sure you may get weary. You may wish upon wishes that life was different and that Multiple Sclerosis wasn’t a part of your struggles. You may even feel weak and powerless because your body won’t cooperate with you. You may never be able to stand up for long periods of time, hold onto a cup of tea without spilling it or wake up refreshed and strong, but that doesn’t make you any less brave.

Being brave has nothing to do with being fearless or never crumbling to the floor. It’s not a feeling. It’s something you do.

It’s about facing the day, tears and all, and pushing through the difficulties. It’s about taking the next step forward even if you have to do it sitting down. It’s about facing MS with bruised up shins, muddied knees and elbows, and limping as you go. It’s about falling down and getting back up just to do it all over again.

Trust me when I say that you are brave. There is nothing about today that you can’t overcome or that you aren’t strong enough to handle. Nothing. Absolutely nothing! Don’t let anyone tell you differently…especially yourself. You are brave and today I can hear you roar!

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About the Author
About the Author
Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

12 replies
  1. Val Hanna says:

    I come on here and those are the words I hear and they help. Thanks cos sometimes I can only tell other MS peeps cos only we understand so big thank you 🙂

  2. LIFNano Therapeutics says:

    I hope you don’t mind me butting in. I’ve been doing some work for the scientists who are in the process of setting up the company that will bring a new treatment to the MS community. I confess that until I started doing this work (making the website, setting up the social media thingummyjigs) I really didn’t know much about MS. Now I know a little, and I have to say the stories I’ve read over the last few days have been completely humbling. They are all wonderful and moving illustrations of human spirit, hope and perseverance.

  3. Cheryl D Janzen Lindsay says:

    I love these words. I have always said to people that we [I] are “Brave, not beaten.” Sometimes I have to say this to myself a lot. When I don’t feel like going out, but can finally master the task, I always feel accomplished.

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