In the Heart of the Country

I just had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time in Nashville, Tennessee. It really is a fun place to visit and I recommend it to everyone if you have never been. Nashville not only has a lot of entertainment but you also get US history, incredible music and small town friendliness; not to mention the opportunity for great people watching. So here are 5 things that I learned during my stay in this great city.

  1. Following your dream: When I walked off the plane into the terminal on Monday afternoon; I immediately noticed the MANY people carrying musical instruments. When I say many—I mean about 1 in 10 people; the majority of those carrying guitars. Nashville truly is music city and to all of those with the ability to play instruments and sing well—hats off to you and follow the dream!!
  2. Quick as lightning: I have spent a fair amount of years living in the Midwest and one thing I fell in love with and have missed terribly are the thunderstorms. I love seeing the power that the earth can harness from within itself. It reminds me that we are all capable of great things and most of the time the penchant for greatness comes from nothing more than a flash of inspiration or the quick jolt of spontaneous emotions.
  3. Discovery is what you see: I stayed all week at a HUGE resort. It was great for my Vivo Fit and body as I counted upwards of 10,000 steps a day just trying to get from my room to my next seminar. Every day I found myself seeing things different. I saw many people from many different parts of the world coming together to learn and grow. It was remarkable to watch education flourish.
  4. Because it is tradition: In this day of age, I think most agree that tradition is old and unpopular but I would argue that tradition is what anchors us and gives us a soul. Many spend their time trying to buck against the system when in all actuality they are trying find their place in that system. Nashville has tradition and no more plainly established but in the likes of the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium. The entertainers have changed over the years but music and the venues have stayed. Styles will change but tradition will always remain.
  5. Bless your heart: There were many times that I wanted to take a picture with my phone to post out to the world some of the things that I was privy to see. Most of the time I found myself smiling from the view such as when I saw multiple ladies with their large hats looking as if they had just come from the Kentucky Derby. There was a Rockabilly convention that was a lot of fun to see. I got to see a man with a head-injury who drew the Harry Potter lightning strike on his bandages. And the list goes on . . . but it was so much fun!

2 thoughts on “In the Heart of the Country

  1. Sounds like Nashville was pretty interesting! Wish I had been there with you! And that lady I was referring to that night on the phone was Minnie Pearl. That’s why I said that if I stepped into The Grand Ole Opry I would expect to see Minnie Pearl! I did look thru the timeline of The Ryman. Interesting to read about…………..and thanks for the pic of the place you stayed at! Looks pretty awesome!

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