The hot topic of conversation this weekend, continuing into this week is Bruce Jenner. Whether or not you saw the 2-hour special with Diane Sawyer, you've probably heard that he's recently come out as transgender. I'll keep this short and sweet. I don't want to talk about gender or sexuality, politics, or even the Kardashians. I just want to shine a light on courage. And the courage it takes to just wake up and be exactly who you are.
Sounds simple enough, but when was the last time you woke up and truly just accepted yourself, and were willing to yell it from the rooftop? In the interview Bruce said, "Everyone deserves to be loved for who they are." We understand this, but do we live it?
He ended by saying that everyone, for their life, should have a one-sentence mission statement. Do you have one? I thought about what mine would be for awhile, and after the interview I kept coming back to "To always have courage." The courage to be my authentic self, to do what I want, and to live my best life at all times. Seems a little obvious, but if you really look at every moment with that in mind, therein lies the challenge. But we all need something to strive for.