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What Lights You Up?

“We were poor, but those memories have made me rich and not in money – but in gratefulness and being humble.” ~Dolly Parton

I had the opportunity to watch Dolly Parton’s documentary, Here I am, on Netflix over the holiday. At the end, I was so in awe of her and the life she’s built—her business, and the way she was able to keep her personal life, well, personal!

If I were to use one word to describe Dolly, it would be intentional. She really lived an intentional life.

She has always been intentional about her persona, the way she presented herself and her look (whether you like it or not!).

She created unique songs that entertained and told stories—think: Me and Little Andy, I Will Always Love You, 9-5, The Grass Is Blue, and so many others.

She is intentional about what she shares with others about her marriage and private life. She has always been so humble and kind, helping others and her community during traumatic times.

She is intentional about how she connects and relates with others, through her humor and songs.