Thoughts on how to “live like you were dying”

TGquoteA couple weeks ago, Tim and I went to see Tim McGraw in concert. He is an artist that has been on my “must see” list for quite a few years, so I was really excited to finally check this concert off my list! I just love the energy of a live performance and attending concerts/music events is definitely one of my lesser known hobbies.

Opening for McGraw was the up and coming, Chase Bryant, who was really good! Next on stage was one of my personal favs, Billy Currington. We actually saw Currington open for Kenny Chesney a few years ago (ok, so the secret is out-I am a HUGE country music fan and have been since high school!) Just like before, Billy Currington was amazing! He really makes you feel like he is giving you all he’s got (which I love and respect in any performer) and he appreciates his fans. Not to mention, his songs, talent and overall performance quality are all awesome!

On to Tim McGraw…yes he as fit in person as he is in pictures ;-) I have been a fan of his for a while now, so I know almost all of his songs, but to see him sing them in person is a totally different experience.

As most artists usually do, McGraw waited until the encore (actually the last song of the entire show) to sing one of his #1 hits…Live Like You Were Dying. The words to that song are so powerful and his delivery so outstanding, I was literally moved to tears. Crazy right? Of course I started thinking. How do we actually do that…live like we are dying? These are a few things I think are imperative in this journey:LLYD

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Embracing the Life You Have

Today I want to share with you an experience I loved!  My Diddy mama and i (yes, I know I spelled it that way, but that’s what I call him) would say you don’t love things, you love people…but I did love this weekend, this entire experience and I loved sharing with it with my mom for her birthday surprise!  After spending two full hours with Oprah on Friday night, I wondered if day 2 could possibly live up to the magnetism she brought to the stage the night before.  I quickly learned the answer to that question was, absolutely yes! The recurring theme from that day was, the life you want begins with embracing the life you have and the life you have is a miracle. Continue reading