Gone – Jack Johnson
We are all consumed in materializations—our “fancy clothes…and cars and phones and diamond rings” (to quote the song). We must take the time to actually consider what’s really important—our new Steve Madden shoes or the footprints that we make with them to lead the way (be leaders) and make a path; texting on our iPhones (which I think lead to being anti-social) or social skills that will get us through many of life’s challenges—just to name a very few examples. Realize that there are more important things in life than our materials. Yes, maybe these “things” make life more enjoyable, but it is possible to survive them—think for a minute, what would you do if you couldn’t use your phone for a day? Chances are, most of us would be very unhappy. Life is all about prioritizing—what’s most important to you?
What Means the Most – Colbie Caillat
This song talks about romantic love, specifically, but I can relate it to any kind of love. Make sure the people that you love most know that you love them.
Laughed Until We Cried – Jason Aldean
Make the most out of all of life’s experiences and whatever gets thrown your way. In this song, the “narrator” reminisces about friends and high school memories, family and now his own baby. “Oh man we were livin’…we laughed until we cried.” I have my own memories and can’t wait to see what else my life has in store for me—our experiences shape us into the person that we are today and the person that we are still becoming.
*Note: Also, listen to the song Lessons Learned – Carrie Underwood.
You Get What You Give – The New Radicals
“Don’t give up / You’ve got a reason to live / Can’t forget / We only get what we give.” (to quote the song) Put forth an effort and don’t ever give up because “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford
* Note: Also, listen to the song Unstoppable – Rascal Flatts.
Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw
Overcome fears. Do the unthinkable. Live without any regrets. Live as if today was your last.
* Note: Also, listen to the song Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts.