When it comes to inspirational quotes and mantras, the American sing-song writer Dolly Parton always atop the list. The year 2020 has been a challenging one for the entire world and here’s the singer offering her fans the best takeaways of her life as we approach to the fag end of the year.
Despite having been in the spotlight for over 60 years, there are always more to learn about the Queen of Country. Being a celebrity who practices what she preach she has hitherto chose to live her life as a positive role model for others. Given below are a few must follow lessons given by the singer:
Remember there’s always more to the story
Not only is there a new book called, She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs, which looks back at Dolly’s life and career, but there’s a new television biography, too. Not to be outdone, Dolly herself has more stories to share with a very grateful world. This year, she released a new book called Songteller, filled with never-before-heard stories behind the songs, along with never-before-seen pictures and handwritten lyrics. In addition to that very gift-able book, she is also sharing her Dollyisms on social media, imparting her words of wisdom and words to live by with us all. It’s a good reminder to look back at your own life and share stories with your own family.
Find a guiding light (or two)
Once she was asked about her beacon of light and Dolly revealed that she had two quotes that have been helping her through this trying year. The first was a Bible verse, that through “God all things are possible.” “I always thought that was a good scripture…even when I feel weak within myself, I think that through God ‘I can do this. All things are possible,” Parton told Kotb. The other was a line from the 1933 inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt: “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” For Dolly, that line has reminded her to push past fear to better help others. “You can’t help yourself or you can’t help anyone else if you’re scared to death,” she told Kotb. “You kinda gotta work on through that and ask God to strengthen you.”
Dolly Parton: A true Inspiration for many!
Always give back.
As the coronavirus pandemic has continued its rampage across the country shuttering businesses and filling hospitals, Dolly’s beloved theme park Dollywood, has given local first responders and staff at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital much-needed protective supplies. The country star also committed $1 million to help advance coronavirus research at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Dolly not only gave money, but she also donated something even more valuable—her time. She started a weekly video series reading books to children to give parents a much-needed break from entertaining the kids.
Spread joy wherever and whenever you can
While people were hunkering down at home, Dolly decided to do something to cheer us all up—she released a ton of her classic songs on streaming platforms. In our opinion, there is no better way to pass through a pandemic than at home listening to Dolly Parton: Complete Collection. Along with this there’s her new Christmas collection with Williams Sonoma and what spreads joy faster than Christmas cookies? And did we mention that she has been reading bedtime stories to kids? Goodnight with Dolly is a special series of videos featuring everyone’s favorite Book Lady reading selections from the Imagination Library. “This is something I have been wanting to do for quite a while, but the timing never felt quite right,” Parton said when announcing the series. “I think it is pretty clear that now is the time to share a story and to share some love.” As Dolly reminds us, it’s always a good time to share a little love.
Dolly Parton is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton’s albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records.