Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fear is a Superpower

Mommy and Daddy have a favorite show. Well, we have lots of favorite shows that come and go in our hearts, but we have one Favorite Show. We love it so much, it's where we got your middle name from. A few weeks ago, there was an episode of this show that had a really beautiful message. It's not much for a blog post, but I wanted it written down somewhere so you could see it someday. Enjoy.

I know you’re afraid, but being afraid is alright. Because didn’t anybody ever tell you? Fear is a superpower. Fear can make you faster and cleverer and stronger. And one day you’re gonna come back to this barn and on that day you’re going to be very afraid indeed. But that’s okay, because if you’re very wise and very strong fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. Fear can make you kind. It doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed or in the dark so long as you know it’s okay to be afraid of it. So listen. If you listen to anything else, listen to this. You’re always gonna be afraid even if you learn to hide it. Fear is like a companion, a constant companion, always there. But that’s okay because fear can bring us together. Fear can bring you home. I’m gonna leave you something just so you’ll always remember. Fear makes companions of us all.

{via BBC}

1 comment:

  1. I like this very much. I especially like that you showed Ellie you thought of her when you heard this and wrote a simple "post" before she could speak that word. And so she'll have this to refer to when she needs it.