Music as My Life Coach

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.

All Dogs Go to Heaven

“The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.” –Unknown

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” –Unknown

“The reason dogs have so many friends is because they wag their tails instead of their tongues.” –Unknown

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” –Andy Rooney

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” –Will Rogers

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” –M. Acklam

“My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.” –Unknown

“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” –Robert Wagner

Dogs are man’s best friend. I honestly and truly believe in this statement. They always show you unconditional love, even if you don’t necessarily deserve it. They always greet you warmly–wagging their tails when you come through the door, even if you were only gone for 2 seconds. I know that my dog is my best friend. I can always go to her when I just need a hug or someone to cuddle with. Or, if I need someone to talk to who can keep a secret, because I know for sure that she won’t tell a soul. Or, if I need to vent about something. Or to play a game. Or just to be the loving companion that I know she is. She provides me with so much comfort and contentedness… she is a total angel.