Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it reminds me to count my blessings. And I have been so absolutely blessed! Most days I pinch myself to be sure I'm not dreaming. Truth is, I simply could not write, perform, and record my music with out the help and support of my friends and family. I will not name names because I don't want to leave out someone. So to those who have taken an interest in my music, listened to my songs, helped create the album, come out to hear me play, watched my kid while I was performing somewhere, encouraged me, or shared my music/videos with others - Thank you! I couldn't do it without you!
It has been a productive couple of days, mainly, because Sunday I actually allowed myself some writing time (an hour to be exact). I haven't written more than a few lines for about three months now. I stopped writing for a very practical reason. I have enough songs for an album and I really needed to spend time nailing them down instead of churning out new ideas.
You know, something very horrible that happens when I get very busy doing lots things and don't do the things that give my life meaning - I turn into a busy little achiever. To-do lists begin to appear out of nowhere and deposit themselves all around the house. I become ever-so-slightly neurotic about irrelevant things like rearranging furniture and an expert at find other projects that take time away from my priorities. But when I realign and devote time to the things that are most important in my life, certain wonderful things begin to happen. I start feeling more settled, the to-do lists stop distracting me and life becomes vibrant.
So here's wishing you space and time to pursue the things that you love and all the joy and peace that comes with a happy heart!
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