We all want to do something big...
It is in our nature to desire to put a stamp, make a splash, engage thousands, impact millions. Everybody seems to be striving for this kind of "big think" lifestyle. It's a beautiful thing. But it isn't the only thing. We realize more and more that it is the small things in life that change everything. It is the small kindnesses of others, the little notes, the coffee you buy for the car behind you at Starbucks, the one on one conversations that are truly memorable and life saving for us. We want to incorporate more of the stuff of life. The acts that change everything. An article here, a viral Youtube clip there can do amazing things, but to really change lives, you have to get in the consistent, nitty gritty, realness of the individual.
No, we can't become best friends with everyone, nor can we be the shoulder for everyone to cry on, but this year we are committing to putting on shows, having discussions and living personally in a way that encourages real communication, engagement, even disagreement in a way that lifts, inspires, engages and challenges the best and deepest parts of each of us as individuals. We want our fans and those who will attend our shows to participate in that light and spread it. One act, one email, one note, one kindness at a time, we can change the world. It's the small things.