Courage or Comfort?

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.”- Dr. Brene Brown

May 24, 2014


Normally I’d like to think I choose courage most of the time but right now – I’m opting for comfort! Winter is here and I’m a wimp, a tropical girl. It’s been cold and windy, like 40 degrees F when I awoke this morning. There is no insulation or central heat. It’s like winter camping. I wear my layers to bed and again the next day. I don’t remember the last time I bathed. Today, I’m remembering to be grateful for not having to shovel snow, having time for indoor activities like shelling seeds, and for electricity that provides hot soup, coffee, and will soon power a brand new space heater. My neighbors will surely remind me that this is yet another excellent reason why I need a man…he would keep me warm. At least laughter generates heat, right?!


I laugh and I complain but it’s all part of this amazing journey and, in the end, I wouldn’t change a thing. I trust it unfolds by its own design, in its own time and shame on me if I fail to appreciate every blessed second of it. xo


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2 thoughts on “Courage or Comfort?

  1. You ARE brave if you wouldn’t want to change anything! I would like to not be freezing to death! 🙂 ha ha ha 🙂

  2. I feel for you on this one… Being cold is not fun… I used to sleep in a hat and would pull the knit material down over my eyes… My hair would be a complete flat mat of a mess… but boy was I comfortable while I slept… Socks are a must as well… And yes… Laughter does generate heat 🙂

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