“My birthday wish is for kindness”, says Dolly Parton as she reaches her three-quarter century.
“Love is more contagious than a virus so let your best self shine in a glorious light and others will be inspired by you,” she wrote in a touching letter to celebrate her birthday.
Dolly explained how she’s choosing to count her blessings and celebrate quietly during such a tough year.
“I do have a birthday wish that I want to share with you. My wish is that everyone does something a little different today,” she wrote. “Let’s call it a call for kindness.”
“If you want to donate to your favorite cause, then donate. If you want to give an old friend a call during these lonely times, give them a call,” she added. “If you can safely volunteer, then raise your hand to do so. If you decide that today is the day you get a dog, then run down to the shelter and find your new buddy. The choices are limitless.”
Parton continued by sharing how she’s looking forward to a “brighter day” with optimism, hard work and lots of love.
“I always encourage people to dream big but I also take great care to follow that up with the message to work hard,” she wrote. “We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day.”
“Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. We have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends and our neighbors,” she added. “So today, January 19th, let’s get to unearthing love. Love is more contagious than a virus so let your best self shine in a glorious light and others will be inspired by you.”
We echo those sentiments and wish Dolly a wonderful, peaceful birthday. Join us and the music of this legend of Country music on her dedicated station.
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