Friday, August 15, 2008

BE BRAVE: Post 15: Being Bravery

I am having trouble typing, so I'm talking today in answer to your comments from my last post My Friends Held Me Up. It is 8 minutes long:


thailandchani said...

What a great idea... to respond to comments on a video that way.

I can see that you still feel raw and tender. This is a good time to do something special that will allow you to feel embraced by your community (in the Hawaiian sense).

Jane's idea: I'm going to do that. It really is a wonderful idea. I get a lot of meaningful comments and it's too easy to forget them over time.


Lori-Lyn said...

Thank you for this honest and beautiful video reminder. I am, as always, inspired by your bravery and your strength. You give the gift of your soul here, and that is no small gift.

GreenishLady said...

Hugs coming right back to you. I felt so honoured that you responded to what I'd said to you. I love your video posts! I'd love to be able to give you a real hug too... I get the sense that you need them right now. Blessings to you.

RubyGirl said...


i'm just catching up on things and i'm so sorry that you are going through a difficult time. i hope that you know there are many of us who care for your well-being. i hope the storm passes soon.

thinking of you,

Patti said...

I send you some healing energy for your injured hand Olivia, it must be frustrating trying to type without it. Do take care and find some cotton wool to wrap yourself in for a few days. Gentleness at this time.

yertle said...

Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it. I love your video blogging.

I wanted to let you know that even though I am not around a lot, you are your Be Brave is always on my mind. It helps me to take actions. Thanks for that.

Rick Hamrick said...

Dang. I find it much more difficult to feel like I am in the same room with you, O, when you are expressing much the same kinds of things you express in writing, than I do to read what you write.

It is such a powerful sense of longing to help which I pick up when seeing this!

Please know that I am so amazed at your strength and at your composure (I know it is a bit silly to point out, but how in the heck did you say all that??? You had me in tears before the first minute was up!) that it baffles me what else to say.

It boils down to this: healing light, healing love, healing laughter. All are yours, in a quantity far exceeding your need. Share them, won't you?

kikipotamus said...

Olivia, I'm not glad your hand is hurt but very glad you turned to the video medium. It was so good to see your face and hear your voice just now.

I do keep a folder in my emails called "to read when down." I put the uplifting and encouraging blog comments and emails in there.

Leah said...

you are such a great speaker, olivia. so articulate. i'm glad you were able to share your thoughts via video. i know you can feel all the love and support coming from the comments you've received and i hope it helps to lift you up when you're struggling with this situation.

keep breathing deeply. sending love and light your way. xoxo

Kate I said...

Olivia, your friends from around the world are gathering in a circle to send you giant hugs of love and healing support.

Your video "thanks" were wonderful...your heart is immense.