Follow your heart – find what you love and do more of that!
I’ve been following that mantra for a bit over a year and it has served me well – as long as I’m doing good and taking no one else’s good – it’s very good to do more of what you love!
I have admired Elton John since I was in junior high. That’s been awhile ago! In addition to his incredible talent, he is very generous with his charitable interests. He also supports a young, practically blind, local artist whose goal it is to donate 10 million by the time he’s thirty. With supporters like EJ and others, he’s well on his way!
Well, Elton John is on his Farewell tour. My husband and I saw him in Kansas City in the late 1970’s and remembered a great show. With 40 years more perspective, I was happy when my youngest son, Dan asked if I wanted to accompany him on a road trip to Memphis to see him again – I hesitated about half a second before agreeing, and we were off in late October!
Of course I had to bring some glasses – but unfortunately, my son vetoed my wig – said the people around me wouldn’t be able to see! We found our seats on the first balcony at the FedEx Arena and passed very pleasant moments speaking with those around us, finding out where they had traveled from to attend the show.
We loved the show! EJ was great – his band absolutely fantastic! While he has lost some of his upper range, he hasn’t lost any energy! I was remembering old favorites, hearing newer songs, singing along when appropriate (and sometimes when it wasn’t – 🙂 ) , but best of all, sharing it with my son. Dan recorded Rocket Man on his phone – this version below was from about a year prior – not quite as spectacular as the Memphis performance, but you get the idea!
In the past – BTMKE (before the Master Key Experience), I probably would not have stepped out and gone on this road trip. I certainly wouldn’t have worn the glasses, and I’m really sure I wouldn’t have sung out loud in the crowd. You know what I WOULD have done? I would have missed a very memorable time spent with my son, and wouldn’t that have been a shame!
I’m sure one of EJ’s PPN’s is Recognition for Creative Expression – because he is the master of it! My goal is to be going as “all-out” as he is, doing good, and making people smile when I’m his age – and beyond!
Find what you love – do more of that!