A Life That’s Good

I came across this song via LENNON & MAISY who sang it on the NBC show “Nashville.” I was really touched by the lyrics, written by Sarah Siskind and Ashley Monroe.

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Sittin’ here tonight,
By the fire light,
it reminds me I already have more than I should.

I don’t need fame, no one to know my name,
at the end of the day,
Lord I pray, I have a life that’s good.

Two arms around me, heaven to ground me,
and a family that always calls me home,

Four wheels to get there, enough love to share
and a sweet sweet sweet song

At the end of the day,
Lord I pray,
I have a life that’s good.

Sometimes I’m hard on me,
When dreams don’t come easy,
I wanna look back and say,
I did all that I could,

Yeah at the end of the day, Lord I pray,
I have a life that’s good.

When I was a young woman, like most I was into material things – clothes, make-up, nice cars, being “known”. Man, it’s a good thing Pinterest wasn’t around then . . . my boards would’ve been SO shallow, LOL! {And, come to think of it, maybe that’s not a bad thing – to curate that time in my life . . . kinda’ fun}.

As I got into my 30s, a certain type of home became very important to me. I wanted out of an apartment once and for all. We were lucky enough to buy our first home at 26 – small but brand new, and I spent all my free time (after work and college classes) on decorating it and making it comfortable. I bargain hunted and DIY’d and loved it.

Now, I’m a little older (ahem) and those things just don’t matter to me anymore. I actually *should* care more about clothes and make-up and my home, ha! But at this time in my life, it really comes down to the basics – my family healthy and safe, a roof over our head, a 14-year-old car that gets us where we need to go, great music and books, my writing, the small pleasures, and God in my life.

That’s why I love this song so much.

Because when it comes down to it, that’s all I want: A life that’s good.