Watched the Grammys tonight. Or as my four year old said, “it’s like a contest with music where they pick the prettiest people.” Not too far off. The show didn’t disappoint. So tonight I will leave you with a short and sweet post about what I learned watching the best music filled beauty pageant of the year.
- Hello there Adele. Let us all remember to think about the person on the other side. The other side of the argument, the other side of the text, the other side of the phone call. You get a few do-overs in life but if you will think about the person on the other side then you are more likely to give them, and yourself, a little more grace.
- Chance the Rapper. We don’t do anything alone. Thank the people that walked with you through failures until you were a success. Also, I’d like to think that #3 on his hat is reminding women everywhere to get their Pap screening at least every 3 years depending on their age. It’s like that giant 3 sitting atop his head is screaming “let’s keep women healthy!” Chance, gynecologists everywhere would like to say thanks.
- You can wear just about anything for your maternity pictures if you’re Beyoncé. I have already challenged someone to replicate that with their first child. No kidding. Beyoncé don’t forget that twins put you at an increased risk of preterm birth and other complications, so you keep those dance moves in check girl.
- Resist. Become a blonde in an attempt to resist the gray. Take on a new challenge and resist the temptation to remain in the status quo. Read the literature, find the evidence and resist the pressure to do it “the way it’s always been done.” Life will push you in one direction or another and it’s not always the way you should go. Resist.
- Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Be the person you hope someone will want to be in 10 years or 20 years. Pay tribute to the ones you imitated in order to achieve your dreams. And when in doubt, channel your inner Prince. You can’t go wrong.
- There should be more times in life where you get music to let someone, or yourself, know that it’s time to stop talking. Really. Like right now. Then I would know it’s time to end this post.
Most of all, the Grammys teach us that we all have a song to sing and a story to tell. Find your stage, find your platform. Your story, your lyrics, the background music will be reason for someone else to believe in themselves or to believe in a better future. Tonight, Chance reminded us How Great is Our God. Tomorrow we can decide what song we will sing. I hope mine will be more than just “work work work work work.”
(thanks to @von_jet on insta for the meme used at the top of this post).