Feel the Music

I was off center this past weekend.

No one emotion dominated, but I just wasn’t myself. Music helps so I turned the Bluetooth on in my laptop and stereo and pulled up YouTube.

YouTube knows what I like and I wasn’t surprised to see most of it listed was country. I began my Saturday with a playlist of Kenny Chesney.

My parents have long since passed but I have fond memories. They did the best they could, but the best thing they gave me was a solid foundation to grow upon. They raised me to be strong, but kind.

My Ford F-150 is ten years old.

Before my truck, I drove Mercedes.

My daughter asked, “What’s your next vehicle going to be when Steve, (my truck) retires? Will you go back to a Benz?”

I just laughed and told her my little old lady car would be a Jag, but there will always be a truck sitting in my driveway. It’s who I am.

I was raised on country.

Open and Close

I posted a meme on my Letitgocoach page on Facebook and this is a matter that has been on my heart for a while.

I am a thinker, and used to analyze every situation. If someone left my life, I had to know why. Closure was critical.

doorThat is not the case today. The freedom of allowing people to walk in and out of my life is huge. When I truly grasped the idea of ‘Letting Go’, that included people too.

Did your parents ever tell you, “Because I said so,” and that was your only reason?

When we follow God and, a door closes, and we wonder why, isn’t that like questioning God? He has a plan for our good, even when we don’t. Our stupidest mistakes can turn around for our good and His glory. There should be no question. When people disappear out of my life, God has quietly closed a door.

If it doesn’t open it’s not our door, but when one closes, I trust God and leave it. That is all the closure I need. Put there by the King of Kings, and that is enough.

Feel free to comment. Would love to hear your thoughts.


blackandwhiteBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 16 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a Letitgocoach and help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is writing her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com