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Good Things Matter

Exploring the topic of 4th Dimensional Love: The Gateway to Unconditional Love, the topic for the Standing in the Light® Gathering and Potluck on July 13, has allowed me to muse about some of the resonances that are included in LOVE. One of them is kindness.

To demonstrate the energy of this kindness, I am sharing with you a song by a friend of mine and favorite songwriter. Let me introduce you to Andrew McKnight, a folk singer from the Middleburg area of Virginia. It would take much longer than a blog entry to tell you all the joy that Drew and his crew have created for me and my family. Suffice to say that a chance meeting in a Border’s book store (that no longer exists) on Pearl Street in Boulder, where I first heard Drew playing live, has led to a two decade love affair with Drew and his music and my family. Besides, what happens around a camp fire stays around the camp fire, yes?

Drew wrote the song Good Things Matter to help encourage us to remember that the small things make a difference in other people’s lives and in our own. Here is the second verse, the chorus and the call to kindness in Good Things Matter.

Tear-streaked boy behind the playground fence, teams picked, game in full swing
his braces hold him back from what his glasses show, he is not good at this thing,
but the bigger boy who plays the game with natural skill and grace,
says “here’s my bat, take my place”
he knows the final score is more than runs across the plate
by the pinch hitter’s smiling face

 

Chorus
Good things matter, long after they’re done
good things matter, each and every one
good things matter, no matter how small
good things matter to us all

 

Linger for the old one’s words, let a child know she’s been heard
ask a wallflower to dance, give mistakes a second chance
smile at strangers on the street, share the table where you eat
leave the extra change behind, fight fear, be colorblind
a kind word to chase the grey, when things are hard find a way,
it all comes back someday

Margret Mead, the anthropologist, said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. If Margret had formed music and lyrics to her thoughts, I bet it would sound like this song. Thank you, Drew, for your inspiration.

Chorus
Good things matter, long after they’re done
good things matter, each and every one
good things matter, no matter how small
good things matter to us all

For the YouTube video of Andrew preforming the song, follow this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNJoP21AFWg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0u7jfJHXYCHps1WKXkw-UKuecjZXQoOhKyuh-WvwhDW-ocXrgT9oHYO6M

For Digital download of the song, follow this link. https://andrewmcknight.bandcamp.com/track/good-things-matter?fbclid=IwAR0u7jfJHXYCHps1WKXkw-UKuecjZXQoOhKyuh-WvwhDW-ocXrgT9oHYO6M

Thanks to geralt Pixabay.com for the image

 

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