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8/23/11

Battle Cry.

I was listening to a song by Regina Spektor - the song is actually from the Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack (not sure which one). The song is called 'The Call' and I've heard it many times before, but for some reason the beginning of the song caught my attention more then normal this time. Here are the words:

"It started out as a feeling, which then grew into a hope, which then turned into a quiet thought which then turned into a quiet word. Then that word grew louder and louder - 'til it was battle cry."

I really love all of the lyrics to this song and recommend you go take a listen to it.

The beginning of this song really stuck into my head - what's something that I've always felt, hoped, thought, and spoken of. What would I consider my battle cry?

It came to me quite simply:

Hope. Joy. Happiness. Love. Laughter.

I am so happy. I am so loved. I also happen to love being happy (works out nicely doesn't it?).

If there is one thing I pass on to others I hope it's a love for themselves and a want/need to feel joy and be happy. If there is one thing I could be an example of it is to spread that love and laughter to be hopeful, joyful, happy, loving and to have laughter in all that they do.

I encourage you to Dance, hug, and jump whenever possible...



























To make faces, dress how you want, and play outside...



























To play dress up, laugh, run, and get muddy...












 To believe in yourself, own what you bring to the table, and to simply enjoy and love being you.








 Yes things get hard. Yes we all have sad moments/days/weeks/months. But to be able to cry out, to refuse to give in and to instead sing of hope, learn to laugh, support and love those around us and always try to be happy will always be my battle cry.

7 comments:

kell said...

I opened the link in a new tab while I kept reading--the song began playing while I continued to read. And it was like magic. I may have even teared up a little bit...but I'm gonna blame Aunt Flo for that one.

This was a great post, and a great reminder. With one of my favorite songs :) Thanks for that. Lunchtime blogs are the best.

Kelly Jean said...

Amen! Love this post & agree with everything you said 100% :) Love that song, too. So good!

Allison and Mason: said...

Great. Post.

Kelci Stanfield said...

Let's be honest and say that this is probably my favorite post - ever. Maybe because I'm in it; I can never be sure. ;) Or maybe because it was sweetly sincere? I don't know. But I do know that I loved it! Keep on keepin' on, girrrl.

Karissa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song. Ever since the first time I heard it. It makes me feel so empowered.:)

Kara and Chant said...

This post was beautiful! I love that song first off. Katie, I think you are a perfect example of all the things you spoke of. When we came to your house for dinner the other night I was really struggling and just being around you inspired me to be better. You really did change how I was feeling and help pull me out of my rut. You are an amazing person and I am so blessed to know you!

Katie Goudie said...

Awe! All of you are so awesome! Thanks for commenting!

Kara - you are way too nice to me! Thank you for your words, you have no idea how much they mean to me. :)