—SOME THINGS JUST GO BETTER TOGETHER
—from WHAT I’VE LEARNED, Esquire
You can be a great singer, have great songs, be a great performer—and it still might not happen.
I graduated second in my class in high school. I was in pre-law in college. Then I discovered playing guitar. I finally had to make a phone call to my mom and say, “I’m going to drop out of college, sell everything I have, and move to Nashville.” I said that wincing, expecting a rebuke, but I got “If you don’t do it, you’ll always regret it.”
Everybody forgets it’s your personal relationship with God. Everybody wants to infringe on your personal relationship.
Love is being angry. Love is not talking for a day. Love is getting in each other’s face. Love is accepting that I’m wrong. Love is a 360-degree thing. It’s not linear.
Ego always bores me. So, I’m sure I bore people on occasion.
Sometimes God just walks through the room, and you happen to be standing in it.
Sometimes I don’t think you should leave it to God. I think God has better things to do than get you that job promotion.
Trauma doesn’t go away, it only becomes manageable if we deal with the pain of it.
Growing older gracefully means having a keen curiosity about learning things about the world that you didn’t know yesterday, no matter how many yesterdays you’ve had.
I don’t feel guilty taking pleasure in things anymore. I feel guilty that I didn’t take pleasure more when I was younger.
The best utensil in the kitchen? The wooden spoon.