Humble and Kind

The Foundation for a Better Life is known for it’s uplifting public service announcements which are regularly communicated through television, outdoor advertising, and the Internet. Its Pass It On campaign encourages viewers to give some thought to their personal values and how some simple “upgrades in attitudes” could contribute to a good life for all.

Humble and Kind is one of the more recent “messages” that this foundation has produced. It is a timely reminder that regardless of our roles in life we could all show more respect to others, even passerbys. This message is set to the exquisite County and Western recording of singer and songwriter, Lori McKenna. Learn how this masterpiece of compassion was composed.

Keep in mind that one set of values may not be acceptable to everyone. Still it is enlightening to learn which behaviors that others approve or condemn. Moving beyond our differences allows us to see that humanity appears to agree on a set of universal values We tend to agree that certain actions improve our lives and their opposite seem to complicate things.

The Dayology Report

#10 SUN CAP
12/22/1968
Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna was born on a Sunday in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. This makes the Sun the ruler of her INNER Self and gives Saturn rulership of her OUTER Self. The #10 Dayology signature creates a powerful and determined Individual. The Sun Day Ray type almost always desires status or recognition. Her Capricorn Sun Sign indicates that McKenna is not only willing to work hard for her successes, she actually believes that hard work is expected of her.

It is interesting that the qualities of humility and kindness of which McKenna sings are the precise challenges of the #10 SUN CAP individual. Sun types can be snotty, but she appears level-headed. Capricorns are often ruthless, yet McKenna lets others record her songs. She appears to understands the value of Spiritual Alchemy in setting her goals. There is a good chance that HUMBLE and KIND are the qualities for which McKenna will be remembered.

McKenna was born into a musical family and her mother died when she was seven. She wrote her first songs as a teenager, but it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she began singing professionally. After a number of successful albums, she became one of the most in-demand songwriters in the music business. All the while she remained married to the boy she met in third grade and with which she raised five children. Sounds like a pretty good life!

Always Stay Humble & Kind

You know there’s a light that glows by the front door
Don’t forget the key’s under the mat
When childhood stars shine
Always stay humble and kind.

Go to church ’cause your mamma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be wasted time
Always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you”
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind.
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind.

When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flyin’
Always stay humble and kind

Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
“I love you” ain’t no pick-up line
So always stay humble and kind

Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you”
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind.
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind.

When it’s hot, eat a root beer popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind

Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re going the right back around
And help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

Songwriter: Lori Mckenna

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