"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.