Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I just read the most amazing story about bravery and just loved his definition:

Bravery isn’t being fearless. Fearlessness is idiocy. It’s why they recruit Marines so young.
Being brave means being scared as hell and doing what you’ve got to do anyway.
Well, the story is about cancer and depression, which sounds really depressing, but... it's not.  It's about friendship and truth and life.

Go check it out:  And I'm Not Lying

I've had therapists like his and wish I had the cojones to say what he did!

Edited to add:  And I didn't even realize the irony of my throw-away line at the end until JUST NOW!  LOL *smack head*


Emily Grace said...

Wow. Read the story-- amazing writer and beautiful, honest insights.

Jeff Simmermon said...

Hey there -- I'm the guy who wrote that post you're referring to, and I just wanted to thank you for your kind words. It really means a lot to me to see stuff like this... now I'm touched, too! And in that special, internet-enabled way, we've all touched each other :)

Giggles said...

Jeff - thanks for commenting on my comments about your post! (Why do I feel like those guys who can't get through the door "no no no, you go first"???) I went to your youtube links and have really enjoyed your story-telling. Keep up the good work!