How Big is Your Brave?

I am a huge fan of inspirational music. It makes my world go ’round, it’s been a great healing tool for me and provided a lot of food for thought. If you’re a big fan of happy and inspirational music, (or you want to be!) you should totally check out the free ebook Soundtrack Your Life. It’s full of my favorite happy tunes. And now I have a new one by Sara Bareilles! Brave.

When I first saw the video I got all weepy because not only do I love Random Acts of Dance but the video was so inclusive of all shapes, sizes, and ages and I absolutely LOVE seeing that in the media. It makes me want to throw my fist up with a “Hell yeah!” because that’s what I want – diversity. So watch this video and even if the music isn’t your thang, appreciate the diversity and the inclusion of everyday people. That’s a step in the right direction.

And bonus points if you dance along.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out. Honestly I wanna see you be brave.

It makes me think about bravery and how much it encompasses and how different it is for everyone. For one person “Brave” might mean wearing a new shirt, or taking the trip around the world, or taking a step outside of your home, or believing that things will get better even when they suck. Or maybe it’s sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings with the big wide blogosphere, even when it’s hard and the doubts creep in and you wonder if you are really making a difference, and it’s so much work, and you wonder if it’s worth it at the end of the day.

It is “your” brave not someone else’s. It’s defined by your life, your comfort zone, and your limits. It’s defined by you. Which is all kinds of beautiful.

What’s the bravest thing you’ve done so far this year?