In a World Desperately Seeking Messages of Goodness, Tim McGraw Reminds Us to ‘Always Stay Humble and Kind‘
We’ll never be a perfect people, but as Tim McGraw gently sings these much needed words for the times, he reminds us to tap into the better angels of our nature, and to ‘always stay humble and kind‘.
Challenges, whether they be global or personal, are mankind’s never ending exercise: They’re the mental sit-up continuing from birth ’til death.
Oh yes, we’re gifted the occasional reprieve, but then, sure as the sun sets, yet again … there it is… another often exhausting crisis.
Whether we realize it or not, these are the moments that fully test the content of our character, and sometimes we just simply fail.
However it’s those bright, unexpected lights of glory that peek through … the moments we’ve arduously fought to master ourselves, even surprise ourselves … that give us the coveted ‘A’ and subsequent highest honor … the state of grace.
“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”
(Lyrics) Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why, Bitterness keeps you from flyin’, Always Stay Humble and Kind
Find your peace and find your place in this world … words I personally end much of what I write with.
We can roll our eyes all we want, but it’s the peace we hold inside that gets us through life’s sit-ups. Peace can ONLY come from within. What we seek, we’ve always held.
With this in mind, during tumultuous times, it becomes easier and easier to be ‘humble and kind’ … After-all, that’s the test we’re all given isn’t it? We share that in common. There isn’t a single person on this magnificent earth who will walk a continuously paved road. No matter our stations in life, we’re all tested.
So with that knowledge, we slowly, oh so very slowly, learn that it’s a smile, a hug, a thank you, a hand up, a tolerant spirit, and a compassionate heart that hold the power to change the world. These are the weapons of mass construction.
[Click to Tweet] “Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you, always stay humble and kind” by Tim McGraw
(Lyrics) 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
Some fully feel the power of these words early in their romantic life, while others leave the planet never having connected with another soul on this level. Of course neither soul is ‘better’ than the other; one soul merely graduates to another plateau that hopefully we all reach, even after death. After-all, we’re human, we’re learning.
However, this message, this lyric, could easily find a place on a bumper sticker, or a quote magnet for the fridge …visible for the young ones in our life to read daily. Teaching love begins at home, and these are powerful teaching words.
(Lyrics) Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you, When you get where you’re going don’t forget turn back around, And help the next one in line, Always stay humble and kind
We are all teachers aren’t we? Each of us having something to offer in this world; tapping into our gifts, no matter what they are, is life’s biggest secret and many times, life’s most difficult task. Yes, it’s true, we all have a gift, and we all have something to offer.
Even if we only ever help one person in this life, that one person could help a thousand … and so goes the circle of life.
As we also remember to treat ourselves with kindness as we get to where we’re going, as the song says, we should then turn around and offer a hand-up to the next one in line. It may all be as simple as that.
About Tim Mcgraw and Humble and Kind
Humble and Kind is the second single released on February 1st, 2016 from Tim McGraw’s fourteenth studio album, Damn Country Music. The song was written by folk singer-songwriter Lori McKenna. Fans of Tim McGraw can follow him via his Website, Facebook and Twitter.