“Life moves so fast. You gotta document the good times, man”.
Luke Combs is one of my favorite artists and he continues to generate hits on the country music charts. His lyrics have a poetic flow and speaks to daily things we all experience in one form or another.
I discovered his music during the 2020 Country Music Awards (CMA) show and quickly identified him as a rising star and promptly added his song, Beer Never Broke my Heart to my running playlist. Yes, I run with country music! 😊
I continue to dive into his discography and discover songs that I identify with. I did not realize how long he has been in the music business, but I love everything he has put out. Fans routinely identify ‘Luke has never made a bad song’ comments on his YouTube channel. I am sure he has a dud or two somewhere, but I can’t find one. I have been on a monthlong binge of his music where I play his music at work, driving home and then again when I get home. Guess you can say I am a fan.
My latest find is a song he put out in 2019 called Refrigerator Door. Very basic concept where he identifies the family memories that are on the refrigerator door in his house. This is something we can all relate to, most of us have placed something memorable on the refrigerator door: report cards, kids sports schedule, family vacation pictures, etc.
Decided this was a great time to let the Walk into the Future blog readers in on my refrigerator door secret. I have never placed report cards, sports schedules, or vacation pictures on my refrigerator door.
My door is covered with magnets. Yes, you read that correctly. My refrigerator door is covered with 70+ magnets. I started collecting magnets as part of my travel while in the Air Force and never really stopped. My goal is to collect a magnet each time I travel to a new state, city, or country. I always thought I would get bored with putting magnets on the door, but it is exciting to me to look at the door for the memories that are hanging there.
I have had family members and friends who send me magnets from places they have visited, but I do not put those on my door. My entire magnet concept is to put magnets up for places I have experienced. This keeps me motivated to continue my running tourist momentum to find races in places I have never been so I can explore new places AND get my magnet.
I added Clearwater Beach (Florida), Norfolk and Virginia Beach (Virginia), Southern Shores and Duck (North Carolina) and Savannah (Georgia) to the refrigerator door in 2021. I will add Atlantic City, New Jersey to the door in May when I head up there for the 2022 Atlantic City Rock N Roll Half Marathon. I am sure I will find some other places to visit and collect more hardware for my door.
The memories I can capture with pictures are great, but my magnet collection allows me to relive great memories daily since I see the door every time I am in the kitchen. I know magnets may not be for everyone, but this is a simple, easy, and inexpensive way to capture memories.
What do you have on your refrigerator door? 😊
“Nothing but good times ahead”.