Embrace Joy

Reposted from the Toddler Guru blog by FCM Toddler House Director Angie Ma:


“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”
― Brené BrownThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

I’m only one of the 8 million people that watched Dr. Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability, but the truth and clarity of her talk resonated so deeply with me that I sought out her interview and ravenously devoured her newest book, Daring Greatly.

She stopped me fully in my tracks explaining, “Joy is the most terrifying emotion.” It took me a second and her astute explanation to take that one in. Take those moments, she explains, when we gaze upon our sl…

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