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How Big Your Brave Is

October 11, 2013
Karen Kilian

I braved a mountain for my Mom – Karen Kilian

Sara Bareilles latest song “Brave” is a song about being just that:  Brave.  The lyrics indicate the difficulties people may have on a day-to-day basis.  A lack of confidence yields “the shadow wins” and one dives back into the safe world of being in a cage…where no one…or nothing…can hurt you.

Imagine you’ve just been told you have breast cancer—that phrase just became a weapon and deeply wounded your soul.  You’ve retreated to the cage, where it’s safe as the weapon is out to get you and you need to hide.  “I wonder what would happen if……”

The researcher is staring down at the enemy.  Dollars donated by many, many people are funding the research that will allow you—the patient–out of the cage of darkness.  To a place where you can survive, where you can thrive, where you can show someone how big your brave is.  “I wonder what would happen if….”

The climber, never climbed before, is staring up at the mountain.  Might be easier just to retreat to the cage; simply bow down to the mighty mountain.  “I wonder what would happen if….”

If you showed your brave.  You went out of your comfort zone.  You put yourself to the test, never fund-raised before, never climbed before, never set foot on a glacier before.  The challenge is ahead of you, you can do it, many have done it before you, why can’t you do it?  “Honestly, I wanna see you be brave….”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Show us your brave.

Climb a Mountain, Save a Life

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2013 8:30 pm

    Hi. I just started a new facebook page called How Big is Your Brave. I added your link to my page I hope you don’t mind :)

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