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The Daily Writer with Kent Sanders

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Nov 27, 2020

Being a writer is a lot like living in The Wizard of Oz. Some days feel like you’ve lost your brain, most days feel like you’re holding onto your heart, and every day feels like a battle for your courage. 

That’s how the Cowardly Lion felt just before he and the rest of the gang went in to see the Wizard in Emerald City. In one of the best musical moments of the whole movie, he says, 

What makes the elephant charge his tusk, in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? 

What makes the muskrat guard his musk?

What makes the Sphinx the seventh wonder?

What makes the dawn come up like thunder?

At the end of each line, the group says, “Courage!” Near the end of the song, the Cowardly Lion says, 

What have they got that I ain’t got?

And the answer, of course … is courage.

On today's episode, Kent questions the conventional wisdom about not having courage ... and shares a powerful reminder to look at courage in a different way.


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