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Make a Life, Not a Living- Brett Kissel

Do you ever wish you could go back to simpler times? That’s exactly what Brett Kissel does in his song, Make a Life, Not a Living.

Brett grew up on a cattle ranch in Alberta, Canada. He was given his first guitar when he was just 6 years old and recorded his first album by the time he was 12. Country music truly is in his blood!!

The first time I heard Make a Life, Not a Living, the lyrics stopped me dead in my tracks. There is so much truth packed into those 3 minutes. We get caught up in all the material things of life sometimes that we lose sight of everything around us and what really matters. The chorus really hit home for me; “I’m good with what the good Lord’s giving, dirt under my boots and the air I’m breathing. Lose every penny, I’d still be winning. I’m trying to make a life, not a living.” Wow! Not only is there so much truth to the song, but you can’t help but want to sing along.

As I was researching the background of the song, I read that Brett took a month off of social media before releasing the song to really live what he was singing about. I love that, and I think we could all follow his example from time to time! I know next time I get caught up in the roller coaster of life, I’ll certainly be taking a breath to dream of simpler times on a wraparound porch with a porch swing swinging. Who’s with me?!?


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