Monday, June 23, 2014

Motovated Monday - Your Story

This past week I was in Atlanta for the national Conference on Volunteering and Service (more on that later) and had the privilege of hearing from Kristian Bush during our closing session. The thing he said that stuck out most to me was the most powerful tool we have are stories. Positive or negative stories. Big or small tales. We can dream big and look to achieve those goals or we can sit back and watch life pass us by. He sang their first big hit and it reminded me how much I like this song. It's all about a dream and a story. What's your story?

Baby Girl
by SugarLand

They say in this town, stars stay up all night,
Don’t know, can’t see ‘em for the glow of the neon lights.
And it's a long way from here to the place where the home fires burn.
Well it's two thousand miles and one left turn.

"Dear Mom and Dad,
"Please send money, I’m so broke that it ain’t funny.
"I don't need much, just enough to get me through.
"Please don’t worry 'cause I'm all right,
I’m playin’ here at the bar tonight.
This time, I’m gonna make our dreams come true.
"Well, I love you more than anything in the world...
Love,
Your baby girl."

Black top, blue sky, big town full of little white lies.
Well, everybody’s your friend: you can never be sure.
They'll promise fancy cars and diamond rings, all sorts of shiny things,
But, girl, you’ll remember what your knees are for.

"Dear Mom and Dad,
"Please send money, I’m so broke that it ain’t funny.
"I don't need much, just enough to get me through.
"Please don’t worry 'cause I'm all right,
I’m playin’ here at the bar tonight.
This time, I’m gonna make our dreams come true.
"Well, I love you more than anything in the world...
Love,
Your baby girl."

I know that I’m on my way.
I can tell every time I play.
And I know it’s worth all the dues I pay,
When I can write to you and say...

"Dear Mom and Dad,
"I’ll send money. I’m so rich that it ain’t funny.
It oughtta be more than enough to get you through.
"Please don’t worry 'cause I’m all right,
I’m stayin’ here at the Ritz tonight
"Whaddya know, we made our dreams come true.
"And there are fancy cars and diamond rings,
"But you know that they don't mean a thing.
They all add up to nothin' compared to you.
"Well, remember me in ribbons an' curls.
"I still love you more than anything in the world...
"Love,
"Your baby girl."

Ah yeah.

Your baby girl.
("Dear Mom and Dad,
("Please send money, I’m so broke that it ain’t funny.)
("Don't need much, just enough to get me through.)
Your baby girl.
("Please don’t worry 'cause I'm all right,
Playin’ here at the bar tonight.
Ooh, ooh, ooh.)
Dreams come true.

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