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January 21, 2021

"Always stay humble and kind." - Tim McGraw

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We’re all people, and as we’re going out doing our thing we need to realize that we play a role in the world. It’s not just about us and the way that we choose to treat others. Reflecting on the ways we exist among others helps us to find groundedness and a deeper sense of joy. Some of my favorite lyrics on the topic come from Tim McGraw.


"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."

The whole song is about living your values. Through ups and downs, wins and losses, new experiments and old routines, we need to hold onto our values tightly. In particular I gravitate toward the values of humility and kindness in my life, and think about how I can incorporate them in everything I do. Both looking back at the past and looking forward into the future, a life worth living is a life you’re proud of not just by what you did, but the way you did it. “I know you got mountains to climb, but always stay humble and kind.”

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