Bonnie Raitt’s Attitude of Gratitude

Bonnie Raitt Red Rocks 2001On August 26th in 2012, I had the good fortune to attend a Bonnie Raitt concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado (photo on left is backstage). The only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world, this place – even when there is no concert – is majestic and spiritual.

However, when Bonnie Raitt plays there it becomes extra special, not to mention, magical.

What was awesome about this performance was not only Bonnie’s amazing talent as a singer, songwriter and musician, but the abundance of gratitude she shared throughout the night.

It touched me so much that I first posted this blog on Labor Day (of 2012) – a day that celebrates workers – because Bonnie certainly showed her appreciation for the road crew that set up the stage (in the hot sun).

Bonnie Raitt Boulder, COHowever, she not only thanked her stagehands, she thanked her band members, opening act (the fabulous Mavis Staples), the audience, her parents, fellow songwriters who have inspired her and more.

Since that time, I’ve seen her perform more than once, the most recent being Sept. 13, 2017 (photo on left) and once again she was gracious, humble and grateful.

Connecting with her audience, thanking them, she said “I know you feel me and I feel you.” She oozes love and authenticity. And, you can tell it comes from deep within her heart and soul. It is always inspiring, touching and genuine, not performance hype.

Each morning (or sometimes in the evening) I think about what I’m grateful for. One item on that list is YOU. Thanks for being a member of my online community, for sharing your thoughts on this blog, for e-mailing me when you have questions and for passing referrals my way. I appreciate your kindness and loyalty.

What are you grateful for today? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below because I’d love to hear from you. Thanks a million!