Lately, Tim Mcgraw's latest song "Humble and Kind" has been on constant repeat on my Spotify playlist. This song stands out to me because of the compelling messages that the lyrics send and what we can learn from them.
1. The Essence Of Time
Lyrics accompanying message: "Go to church 'cause your momma says to, visit grandpa every chance that you can, it won't be wasted time."
2. Manners Make A Difference
Lyrics accompanying message: "Hold the door, say please, say thank you, don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie."
3. In The Face of Success, Always Stay Grounded
Lyrics accompanying message: "When the work you put in is realized. Let yourself feel the pride, but, always stay humble and kind."
4. We Build Our Own Success
Lyrics accompanying message: "Don't expect a free ride from no one."
5. Negativity Only Holds Us Back
Lyrics accompanying message: "Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why bitterness keeps you from flying'."
6. Always Value Your Loved Ones
Lyrics accompanying message: "Don't take for granted the love this life gives you."
7. Pay It Forward
Lyrics accompanying message: "When you get where you're going, don't forget turn back around, and help the next one in line."
8. And Always Stay Humble and Kind
In an interview with Oprah, Tim McGraw commented, "I felt that as an artist, I had something to offer, something to say with the song. I thought I could put enough emotion and enough years in it to make it believable, and to make people understand that it was coming from me a certain way. I tried it, and it worked out." (Billboard.Com).
So here's to you Tim McGraw for giving me the feels, but for also reminding me of important life lessons