Indeed.  Every day I seem to be running on equal measures of excitement and fear. My mind seems to race from one thing to the next, some good and some not so good. There’s always something.

For whatever reason, I tend to get caught up in that daily madness. There’s always something.

But last night, for about an hour and a half, I was transported to Habersham Road in Atlanta by a talented group of high school students in their play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo.  The play, written by Alfred Uhry and performed by the Forensics Club of Lipscomb Academy ia a comedy drama and the cast included my daughter, Maddi.

In fact, Maddi had more lines than anyone and I had the joy of running lines with her for the past week.

The play was a defining moment for me in that it allowed me to forget everything else and be right there, right then and let my monkey mind be still and enjoy the acting, the dialogue, the set, the atmosphere and the story. (Thank you, mindfulness!)

There’s always something to worry about.  There’s always something to be joyful about. The path we choose to take is always ours.

Last night I chose to be in the moment and enjoy the play…and I’m glad I did.

Thank you, Maddi and the Lipscomb Academy cast for the wonderful play and the lesson that there’s always something.

Until next time, friends….be nice!

Chris Keaton is a Nashville TN based entertainment industry executive, music consultant, bon vivant and lover of great music, wine, fashion and fast cars.