1. boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.

2. marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.

I am a coward naturally.

At just the sight of my fears, I will run and hide.

I run away from my problems and I make excuses all the time.

My body tenses and I just freeze; my eyes wide with fear.

But last night, I remembered something from a far off memory...

a sentence that someone from a time long ago told me.

To have valiance.

To BE valiant.

To look at the face of fear and smile.

To accept my fears for they are a part of who I am.

I now find myself writing the word valiance everywhere.

In my notebooks, on my hands, my pieces of paper that I have lying around...

just whatever I can get my hands on and write on, I write that one word.

As a reminder.

As a word of encouragement.

A slight push forward when I am stuck.

I THRIVE to be valiant now.

I have this drive to just look at something I fear and overcome it, accept it.

Although there are still times when my fears stop me dead in my tracks-

I do my best to push on.

My favorite word is Valiant.

It's a word that person used to help me in my time of fear and cowardliness.

A word that now is engraved in my heart.

I just hope that in times of fear, the valiance I know I have won't stay in me

but rather, come out and help me onward.