There's a song called "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw that's full of excellent advices about life. It's actually written by Lori McKenna, a critically-acclaimed artist and one of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters. "Humble and Kind" sprang from McKenna's concern over raising her younger children in the age of cell phones and social media, and hoping they understood the proper way to treat others.
"I think initially it honestly came from a kind of frustration in the way that you see people sometimes not be humble or not be kind," she says. "I remember having a conversation about it, thinking, 'Have we been careful to raise our kids ... our kids would never say that. Our kids wouldn't do that, would they? Have we been really careful enough to make sure that they know everything we want them to know?'"
Here are a few great lines from this instructional song:
Hold the door, say "please", say "thank you"
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
Don't expect a free ride from no one
Don't hold a grudge or a chip and here's why:
Bitterness keeps you from flyin'
Don't take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you're going don't forget turn back around
And help the next one in line
When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind