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Inspiring me to enjoy "Growing Up"

Just stumbled over Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis' newest song, "Growing Up." It's quite lovely when a young man gets all soft about his baby.

It's a nice reminder of the kind of parents we (might) strive to be -- but also, a kind nudging on a breezy August day, when it feels like the sunset is getting closer, that we, too, are still growing up. We, too, are still young. We, too, should savor our own advice to our children. And enjoy the little moments we often forget. May we continue to enjoy the simple pleasures of growing up.

A few reminders --

"'Cause your momma's the toughest person I know. I want to raise you to be like her. And watch you show the world how to do it on your own."

"You put the work in, Don't worry about the praise, my love. Don't try to change the world. Find something that you love. And you do it every day. Do that, for the rest of your life. And eventually, the world will change."

"Find God. But lose the dogma."

"The quickest way to happiness. Learning to be selfless. Ask more questions. Talk about yourself less."

"Wear a helmet. Don't be stupid. Jay-walk, but look before you do it. If it snows, go outside, build a jump, get some help, get a sled, thrash the hill, with your friends, 'til it melts."

"Take risks. Cause life moves so fast."

Kinda fun to ponder in your fourth-decade of existence...

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