Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

September’s theme for Word/Smith is ‘Bravery’, which comes in a dazzling array of sizes. A friend sent me a photo this week I haven’t seen in about forty years. While an Alaska native, I’d grown up Outside and one day decided to move to Fairbanks. I had no money, no job, no place to live, and only borrowed transportation to get there. And…it was late August, early September; the sun ominously was sinking lower and staying gone longer, and a cold wind curled through the world.

I stare now at this sunny-faced young woman, so sure of herself, and I see staring back at me one definition of Bravery: confidence that everything will work out just fine, that chances are there to be taken, that the world is here to be explored, delighted in and cherished.

This month’s issue has many stories of people bravely trying new things that scare them, and describing how those actions changed their lives.

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By the way: I found friendship, a job, a place to live, and a life waiting to make my own. I wish the same for you, that your bravery propels you into an astounding new country filled with abundance, adventure and joy.


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