Everglow – It’s the Little Acts of Kindness

When I first saw the video I am going to share with you, I thought ‘what would this feel like to have a dream come true?’ I admit that I am a big fan of Coldplay. I know not everyone is, but I enjoy both the music and attitude that the band brings. Then I saw this clip of a young man who wanted to play the piano part of Coldplay’s song, Everglow, on stage.

I don’t know how it makes you feel, but watch this and then I’ll share the lyrics. I think that the kind act of Chris Martin inviting the young man to play and then hearing what he does is what we need more of. Yes we can love the music and the band, but there is more. There is a sacred bond between music and lyrics and how it makes you feel. Watching this clip brings a tear to the eye thinking about this person filling that bucket list and the practice, work, and strength it took him to do this. I can’t fully explain why, but it makes me feel a stronger faith in our society. I hope you enjoy it too.


(music/lyrics by Coldplay)

Well, they say people come
The say people go
This particular diamond was extra special
And though you might be gone, and the world may not know
Still I see you, celestial

And I should but I can’t let you go
But when I’m cold, I’m cold
Yeah, when I’m cold
There’s a light that you give me when I’m in shadow
There’s a feeling within me, an everglow

Like brothers in blood, or sisters who ride
Yeah we swore on that night we’d be friends ’til we die
But the changing of winds, and the way waters flow
Life is short as the falling of snow
And I’m gonna miss you, I know

But when I’m cold, cold
In water rolled, salt
And I

what I wouldn’t give for just a moment to hold
yeah I live for this feeling this everglow

so if you love someone, you should let them know
oh the light that you left me will everglow

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About Alan Eisenberg

Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach, Bullying Recovery activist and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance" and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe. He is currently working toward his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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