People Lovin’ People, A Message to Remember

Last weekend I had the opportunity to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in Lexington.  Not only did I believe I’d never have that experience, it was hands-down the best performance I’ve ever seen.  Garth still has so much energy, so much passion, and a darn good voice.  He will forever be one of my favorite artists. 

It was so nice to attend a concert that wasn’t just about promoting a new album.  He threw in a few new songs, but for the most part stuck with his classics.

The one new hit that he sang was not only catchy, but carried a beautiful message.  Whether you love country music, or absolutely despise it, I think we can all really use and appreciate the message.

It seems that there is so much negativity in the world that we are afraid of reading the news or even facing reality.  It’s easy to resist acknowledging the violence, disease, hunger, and hate happening to millions and millions of people.  Dwelling on the facts is depressing and disheartening.  This is a horrible habit to develop though, because people are suffering.  While we can’t fix everything, we can help.

You can pawn it off on kings and queens
And those behind the curtain
Say one can’t make a difference
In a world so full of hurtin’
But I believe the remedy
Starts right here with you and me..

People loving people

This is so important to remember in a world plagued with misery.  There is good out there and we can help it by loving others.  Love others of a different sexual orientation, religion, country, color, or age than you.  Love people despite their history.  Extend a hand to those suffering.  Don’t kick someone while they’re down, or ignore them while they are in pain.
I often believe that all this negativity contributes to the high rates of depression and anxiety.  It’s easier to focus on “reality” tv, rather than actually face reality.  We worry about the little stuff to keep us from needing to worry about the big stuff.

And peace, it’s a politician’s war

You won’t find no resolution in
The bottom of the bottle
In the stars, or Aristotle
The only answer to the problem

Is people loving people

I’ve been reminded of this message a lot lately.  If you like country music, I encourage you to go listen to the song.  If you don’t, I hope you can at least benefit from the message.

6 thoughts on “People Lovin’ People, A Message to Remember

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    First ever concert I went to was a Garth Brooks concert back in the mid 90’s. He set a standard that few have been able to match!

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