I’m sitting in my office this morning working and listening to music, when one of the songs makes me stop and replay again and again at about the 2:35 mark. It’s a live performance of the Avett Brothers and Scott forgets the words to the song. He stops for a second, it comes back to him, and he keeps going. You can hear a little chuckle as it happens. And I had to stop what I was doing and get this life lesson down.

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in my basement learning to sing and play songs. I have a set list of about 12 songs I can play. And sometimes, just like Scott, the words aren’t there. I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often with the Avetts, given their catalog and complicated lyrics and phrasing.

Long story short, mistakes sometimes happen.
Keep going forward and give them a smile.
All the wrong notes will soon be forgotten,
Play for today, and do it with style.