You can be bold without being loud. Find out how my husband brings out his bold in this post sponsored by LISTERINE® and Socialstars. #LISTERINE #BringOutTheBold
You know the guy. He’s the life of the party. Loud and gregarious, when walks into a room, everyone knows it. That guy is cool. I guess. Me? I prefer a different type.
When I first met my husband Terrence at an education conference in Indiana, I was immediately drawn to him. Maybe it was the fact that he was the only Black guy there. It could have possibly been because he looked really cute in his khakis. It definitely wasn’t because he was standing in the middle of the room making a scene. In fact, it was quite the opposite. When he walked over to me and asked me to do him a favor, I thought that he was different. After getting to know him evening, and a walk through downtown the next night (where I did most of the talking, by the way) I knew that he wasn’t the same as the other fellas that I had met before.
Terrence didn’t have to shout or yell to show his confidence. He didn’t have to make a funny joke, or say something clever. He took the bold step of asking me a question, and that changed the path of both of our lives forever. Now, my bold husband is a strong and confident father. He takes care of our family with fearlessness, and both Ayva and I consider him our hero. Sometimes he’s saving us from being hungry at dinner by bringing home a pizza, other times it’s making sure we have a roof over our head by paying our bills. He might be kind of quiet, but his actions certainly make a big impact.
Being bold is more about confidence and taking action than strutting around calling attention to yourself. My husband isn’t the guy that’s going to get the party started, but he’s definitely going to be there, looking good, smelling good with fresh breath (thanks to LISTERINE®), and engaging in really interesting conversations in small groups. His bold may look a little different than what it looks like for other people, but it doesn’t make it any less impactful. Regardless of your personality, remember to be bold in your life. Check out the LISTERINE® Bring Out the Bold™ campaign for more inspiration.