We are living in a time where news and media comes in faster than we've ever experienced. With that comes a time where the world seems like a scary place. As the dad of a young child, I think through how I will explain to my child the importance of caring for people even when they don't care for you. Helping people when they don't help you. And loving people even in their worst times. With last Monday being MLK day, it brought to light a lot of the darkness that seems to be in the world. I want to make a difference in the world. I want to help change the lives for generations to come. I think that's a big reason I place such a high value on teaching music lessons. I think music is incredibly important for the brain, but for a child it can mean so much more than that. As a music school, our teachers all know how important their role is. To teach music, but also be an impactful adult that inspires kids. Wether that inspiration is to be the next Bruno Mars or its the next president of the United States, we get to create a safe space to not only ignite a passion in music, but inspire youth to be better than us. To care for people better than us. I came across this song by Maren Morris and Vince Gill this past week and it's been so inspiring to me. It's called Dear Hate and it talks about how even through all of the hate in the world, Love is going to conquer all. I know there's a lot of times the grumpy me comes out. When I'm not inspiring. I'm not loving. I'm not forgiving. I'm not helping. Those times I am my worst. The truth is this. Every word we speak. Each action we take. Has the ability to change someone for a lifetime. Positive or Negative. So here's my challenge to you, and to myself. Ask yourself this – What am I doing today that will change the tomorrow? Is it good? Or is it bad? Am I making the conscious choice that even though I might be experiencing hate, I am going to let love conquer? Take a listen to the song and let me know what you think. Get out there and make a difference in the world.
Check out the song HERE!