TG ImageHave you heard Tim McGraw’s song “Humble & Kind”? Every time I hear the beautiful lyrics I think of my husband who embodies so much of the serenade and encourages our children to embrace these standards in their own character and way to engage with the world. I just learned that Tim wrote this song after he had dropped his daughter off at college. This is so appropriate as we embark on the next phase of parenting in our home. We are about to launch our oldest to university life and my hope is that he will climb the mountains of his dreams and realize his aspirations while remaining grounded, humble and kind.

When I hear this song, I wish these blessings for all of us. What if every person lived life from this vantage point? It made me think of how I interact in the world. How could I change thoughts, behaviors and reactions to stay grounded, humble and kind?

It is also a reminder to slow down, take in the beauty around you, find gratitude in the small things in life and love.

I have included the lyrics in this week’s article section along with a YouTube Video of this award winning song for you to enjoy. Along with the eloquent music are scenes from Oprah’s groundbreaking series “Belief”. This spectacular combination demonstrates the unique, awe-inspiring beauty that each individual holds and contributes to the tapestry of the incredible landscape of life here on this planet. It expresses the power we each share in bringing light, joy and love to others and harmony to our own hearts.

Here are the lyrics:

“You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the key’s under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be wasted time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
“I love you” ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

When it’s hot, eat a root beer popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin
Don’t forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind”

I would love to know what part of the song or video resonated with you. Will you go out into the world today and be humble and kind?

Happy Soaring!

XOXO

Christa O'Leary

 

 

Video and Lyrics Credit: Tim McGraw’s song “Humble & Kind” on YouTube

Image Credit: Tim McGraw’s Instagram Page