Saturday, December 13, 2014

Reverb14 Day 13: my brave year (with thanks to Marianne Elliott)


Today's prompt comes from the magnificent Marianne Elliott. Marianne lives an extraordinary life as a lawyer, human rights advocate, yoga teacher, writer and restaurateur. If (like me) you might be prone to finding her CV somewhat intimidating, I'd encourage you to read her beautiful memoir Zen Under Fire. At the end of the day, she's just like any of us: finding her way with as much courage and grace as she can.

Marianne writes:

Step one: set the timer for 5 minutes and write down as many answers as you can think of to the question: 'When and how was I brave in 2014?' Note: remember the private, intimate and small ways in which you were brave as well as the big public ways.

Step two: Choose one of more of those moments of bravery and write a letter yourself back at the beginning of 2014, letting you know how brave you are going to be that year.

Step three: Write yourself a short reminder to tuck into your wallet or post above your desk of just how brave you can and will be in 2015.

Thank you, Marianne!

You are warmly invited to share your response in the linky below. Be sure to check out the other amazing responses while you're there! (Trust me, this is how the magic happens.)


This prompt is part of the Reverb14 reflective writing challenge. The full set of prompts can be viewed here once they are published.


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