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#MusicMonday | Standing Outside the Fire

Happy Memorial Day to you all! I hope this post finds you well and safe on this unofficial start to the summer season. Please keep in mind the true meaning of this holiday — the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty to the United States of America.

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For today’s edition of #MusicMonday I bring you a song that I find lifts me up in times of self-doubt.

Speaking of self-doubt, feel free to hop over to The Positivity Solution for my guest post, “Walking Confidently Toward Happiness”, which mentions self-doubt in terms of facing our fears in order to claim our happiness.

In 1993, Garth Brooks was the man. He’s still the man. His lyrics and melodies combine to form a truly rich musical experience. “Standing Outside the Fire” was one of my favorites! Over the years it has grown to be an anthem for me when I start second-guessing my choices to be different from the crowd. I am most happy when I can be myself, but sometimes I question whether I’m “too” this or that. It’s okay to be different. And it’s definitely okay to be happy in your own skin!

The bridge always hits me the most. I can’t help but smile when I hear those strong words.

There’s this love that is burning
Deep in my soul
Constantly yearning to get out of control
Wanting to fly higher and higher
I can’t abide
Standing outside the fire

Also, while not the official video, here’s a reminder of the greatness of Garth’s passion.

Thanks for reading! Comment below with how you avoid standing outside the fire.

Fly higher and smile brighter!