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Town Tip Thursday – It’s what matters at the CORE

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Town Tip Thursday
A WHAT MATTERS Initiative
Beth Medved Waller

It’s a what matters at the CORE–my group that sings the song that inspired it!

Today’s TOWN TIP THURSDAY … in concert LIVE AT THE BIRCHMERE…a reminder that WHAT MATTERS is your HEART! Enjoy this video of the band that inspired Beth Medved Waller’s WHAT MATTERS Initiatives– EDWIN MCCAIN PLAYING one of his 90’s hits, “I’ll Be,” at the Birchmere (recorded Thursday night 3/9/18–band manager and friend, Craig Shields kindly leaves her passes for their show every time they play in the area). Their song, “What Matters,” inspired the name of her philanthropic efforts. Beth shares the story behind the name….

Just over three years ago, I said a prayer asking for guidance. Seconds later a phone call came in. It was a call telling me that my tickets to see Edwin McCain were upgraded to front row center. At the concert, one of my best friends interrupted Edwin between songs with a note asking him to play “What Matters.” AND HE DID. I cried like I’ve never cried before because at that moment, something happened. I realized that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and sometimes all you have to do is ask. I decided right then that I was going to start following my heart no matter where it leads me.

Yesterday, I received notification that my articles have been approved by Virginia, and I’m only one step away from making WHAT MATTERS an official 501c3 non-profit company. The successful $5k match campaign to Africa in December made me realize that I needed to find a way to be able to do more, and this is the next step. Thanks to everyone past and present who have made this dream possible and have made the path that has lead here so amazing, every step of the way (through both tears and laughter).

I have much more to share but will end with a THANK YOU to all who inspired this next step by your support, prayers, and donations during the Uganda trip. I’ve confirmed my trip to meet Herbie and team in Uganda on April 2nd. We’ll be working on finalizing the pen pal program (which got so large that we had to delay its launch to make sure it’s designed to sustain the growing interest). I’ll also be taking some supplies and helping Light up Life Foundations dig the first holes for the new school in the village that is being funded, in part, by the $10,000 raised during the WHAT MATTERS match campaign.

The lyrics of WHAT MATTERS say it best:

(And check out the band’s awesome music http://edwin.com)

WHAT MATTERS….

Have you given up on passion living day to day
You keep your dreams locked down inside
Choking on a lifetime of never take a chance
Don’t wake up one day wishing you tried

It ain’t about the money, it ain’t about the time
It ain’t about the love you lost or the things you think you left behind
It ain’t about the losing streak, makes you feel like you’re falling apart
What matters is your heart

Let’s forget about the notion that we’re not the same
My blood runs as red as yours
We all get angry, we’ve all been scared
We’ve all made big mistakes that can never be repaired

It ain’t about the money, it ain’t about the time
It ain’t about the love you lost or the things you think you left behind
It ain’t about the losing streak, makes you feel like you’re falling apart
What matters is your heart

Look me in the eye and take my hand
We can make a difference
We can make a difference I know we can

Have you given up on passion living day to day
You keep your dreams locked down inside
Choking on a lifetime of never take a chance
Don’t wake up one day wishing you tried

It ain’t about the money, it ain’t about the time
It ain’t about the love you lost or the things you think you left behind
It ain’t about the losing streak, makes you feel like you’re falling apart
What matters is your heart…

Check out the WHAT MATTERS website for more! WHATMATTERSW2.COM

THANK YOU Craig Franklin Shields, BAND MANAGER, FRIEND and BEST SAX PLAYER EVER!

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  1. Ray B.

    March 10, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Beth, you are such an inspiration, awesome!

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