Humble and Kind

More Hugs Never Hurt!I had a late meeting Saturday night, and on the way home pushed “scan” on the car radio.

As the sounds bounced from one station to the next a tune caught my attention, and the words “always stay humble and kind” made me stop on that station and listen a bit.

Have you heard this song by Tim McGraw?

I love all kinds of music, but I don’t listen to all that much country. But this one put a bit of lump in my throat. It reminded me that life is short, that manners matter, and that we have a responsibility to not only stay humble and be kind, but encourage those coming us behind us to do the same.

I am not always humble. I think many of us have a tendency toward pride – “Look what I did” – and I am certainly no exception. But I am nothing except by the grace of God. Any intellect and abilities that I may have are gifts that I have been given and have a responsibility to use for His glory and the benefit of others.

I am not always kind. I shoot my jaw off way more than I should. I think of myself rather than others. Often the traits I don’t tolerate in my kids exist because of what they see modeled.

So maybe you think I am a sap for letting a simple country song get to me.

That’s ok, maybe I am.

But I needed the reminder.

And I am grateful I got one.

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Coach Dean

Former Fat Boy Turned Health and Fitness Junkie. Award Winning Fitness Business Owner and Trainer. World Class Nutrition Coach. Truth Teller. Scholar. Opinionated. Humble and Willing To Tell You About It. Tell Dean He Is Full Of It On Any Of His Social Media Profiles. He Will Probably Agree.

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