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Brave by Josh Groban

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

boston-marathon-mobility-impaired-athlete-competing-his-way-hopkinton-to-massachusetts-usa-april-30448392While watching footage of the recent Boston Marathon, I, like you, felt shock and awe watching brave people run toward the scared and injured. I felt humbled by their bravery. Josh Groban wrote a wonderful song about being brave.

Josh Groban – Brave

Wake up, wake up, the sun cannot wait for long
Reach out, reach out before it fades away
You will find the warmth when you surrender
Smile into the fear and let it play

You wanna run away, run away
And you say that it can’t be so
You wanna look away, look away
But you stay ’cause it’s all so close
When you stand up and hold out your hand
In the face of what I don’t understand
My reason to be brave

Hold on, hold on so strong, times just carries on
All that you thought was wrong is pure again
You can’t hide forever from the thunder
Look into the storm and feel the rain

You wanna run away, run away
And you say that it can’t be so
You wanna look away, look away
But you stay ’cause it’s all so close
When you stand up and hold out your hand
In the face of what I don’t understand
My reason to be brave

Josh Groban sang: You wanna run away, run away
It’s easy to think of reasons to run from life.

“I admire brave people,” he sang, I do too.

This week I saw many teens and young adults demonstrating their art.
– I admire Kelly, Jasmine, and Teagan hung their art
– I admire Joey captured our attention with his paintings
– I admire Ted and Tim who write and sing their own songs
– I admire Tyler, the magician, whose talent awed the crowd
– I admire all the teens who played some songs and sang along
– I admire Jasmine, whose Japanese pronunciation was as pretty as the song
Those few, and many more, filled the sets with their talents.
I admire them all for their bravery.

Bravery Can Be Costly

Sometimes we bravely face a challenge and other people don’t understand.

I remember giving a girl named Francine a note in eighth grade only to find out that she read my note to what seemed like the whole school. I felt humiliated. I wanted to run and hide.

I bet you can think of a time you felt embarrassed. Maybe you even regretted bravely taking a chance.

What did you do that helped?
What did you do that made the situation worse?

What can you do to bravely plan for a future situation just in case you have to face another scary situation so that you’re more ready for it?

“Let’s all be wise and brave,” is mysilentscream.

Bring on the comments

  1. That’s I like the shoutout ^_^

  2. Thanks Jasmine! I’m a fan!

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