Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I have learned in my 49 years, 11 months and 29 days...

Well as I approach my 50th birthday, I have been pondering all the lessons I have learned so far in this life. So in no particular it goes. Remember these are lessons I have opinions only.

1. Never forget that life is good! If you ever want to know what it's like when life is bad, take a day trip to Saint Jude's Hospital. Take a minute out of every day to give thanks.

2. Help those in need and always give a buck to that guy on the corner holding a cardboard sign. (Unless he is wearing nicer shoes than you.)

3. Tell your Mother that you love her. My Mom is basically perfect! She taught me to smile, laugh and always keep a positive attitude. Listen to your Mother...that's a great life lesson!

4. Sometimes good guys have to hurt people. I'll leave that up to your interpretation. There are a million country songs in that life lesson.

5. Pain may be inevitable in this life, but suffering is not.

    6. Babies are the closest thing to heaven. I just learned this one after the birth of my first Grandbaby. I remember thinking, "The last thing this baby saw prior to being born was GOD."
7. Laughter is the only medicine.
8. You never regret things you do, you always regret the things you don't do. Don't be afraid to take chances.
9. Success is not measured in dollars and cents.
10. Don't die with your music still in you. I borrowed this from Wayne Dyer.

 Finally, #11 life lesson...Guys, love your woman!! They put up with so much, the least we can do is love them and treat them great.

Here's to another 49 years. I might even be smart by then...who knows.

Peace and love,


Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Juke Joint Festival. Worth a trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi

Some say it's the home of the Blues. Some say it's not. Some say it's where the legendary blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. All I know is these people know how to throw a Blues festival.

Kristi and I just happened across the annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi. You could hear the music and smell the food from a mile away.

Go see for yourself! It's just a short drive south of Memphis and well worth your time. The Juke Joint Festival is one of many festivals they have throughout the year. Click the link to read about what's coming up in Clarksdale.

Blessing to all today,


My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

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