First of all, I am one that has had a multitude of fears throughout my life. To carry around a bottle of Pepto Bismol in my little purse at nine years old definitely reflected fear. When I began to date Jim, now my husband of almost 39 years, I carried a bottle of Pepto Bismol in my purse just in case I felt nauseated or someone else did. Jim remembers this like it was yesterday. He would take me out for fabulous seafood, and I would order fried chicken, because I was scared to eat boiled crawfish or shrimp.
There are too many other situations to write about this time, but just know I am well acquainted with fear. As a licensed therapist, I have made it my goal to face my fears head on.
After all, how on earth could I help anyone face their fears if I couldn't face my own? I now eat raw oysters, sushi,and relish Mexican food. Nowadays if I gulp down Pepto Bismol, it is usually for over indulging.
"Be Brave, Cowgirl", came from a collage I made to encourage and inspire others. A cowgirl represents courage to me. She is not afraid to get on her horse and ride with hair blowing in the wind. And, one of my favorite characteristics about her, she loves to have fun! Will you join me on our imaginary horses to be brave together? This cowgirl sure hopes so!!!
|Bonnie Hall Knox c. 1933|