How would you like to hear Bluegrass the minute you wake up in the morning? It may be all in my head but it's as real as any music coming out of a box plugged into a wall. Now that sounds strange when you really think about it. Like clockwork, every single day, my Musical DLG ™ (Musical Download from God ™ ) wakes me up without fail and this morning was "Rocky Top" by the Osborne Brothers. Now folks, that's some super jam first thing in the morning and could be a bit too much energy if you aren't me . . but since I am me and I can handle it . . God gives it to me fast, furious and full-throttle. What humor He has!
As I laid there with my eyes closed 'getting the get' of this Musical DLG ™ I thought about the 'A' word. Right away I knew 'the get' was the word appreciation. There is probably nothing on the planet that rubs me the wrong way more than a lack of appreciation. It's a mighty full word when you really sit and think about it. So I did. There is value in appreciation. There is understanding in appreciation. There is comprehension in appreciation. There is measure in appreciation and most of all, there is gratitude in appreciation. Some of us really don't appreciate that. Since I do enjoy my own thoughts, I worked without sound around me today and thought about it all day long. You see, Rocky Top is about the longing for a more simpler Life and the lament of a chaotic Life. Stretched further, it's not only what we do to ourselves, but what we do to others. And why? Why in the world would we make things harder than they need to be? We all do it . . I do it, you do it, we all do it and for what? I appreciated this question mark all day long, now it's your turn.