Gratitude Spiral: Day 88

Today, I’m grateful for musically gifted people.

At least once a week, I sing with some incredibly talented women in an a cappella chorus. Then, at church, I sing with many dedicated choir members. And also at church, I get to play guitar with several multi-talented singers and musicians. What a blessing to experience their gifts!

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 80

Today, I’m grateful for the gift of a great playlist!

My youngest daughter sent me a playlist of songs on Spotify that she picked out just for me. What a fun thing to do for someone else and what a blessing to receive such a gift!

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 79

Today, I’m grateful for February 14, 2020, the 50th anniversary of my first guitar lesson!

Sometimes, I think I should be a heck of a lot better at it, since I’ve been playing for fifty years. But I’m not. I’m an average musician who’s satisfied with the level I’ve reached and I’m ok that perfection isn’t my goal. Playing makes me happy — especially playing with a group of other musicians, making beautiful music together.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 64

Today, I’m grateful for my guitar.

Last night, while playing it at church, I felt lost in the songs, an integral part of the music, part of the momentum of prayer. I was drawn to the guitar at a young age and have had a love/hate relationship with it ever since. When my right shoulder froze a couple of years ago, I stopped playing for almost a year. It’s good to be back at it.

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 59

Today, I’m grateful for the opportunity to get away from my normal routine and spend time with hundreds of women from the North Atlantic Region of Sweet Adelines International who love to sing!

As a singer, I never stop learning how to be better at this craft. And it’s encouraging to be among so many women willing to do the same. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 9

Today, I’m grateful for music. It’s always been a part of my life, and this time of year music is truly special. I belong to an a cappella chorus that’ll sing for five holiday events this month. On top of that, there’s the church choir and the worship band, where I offer my meager guitar skills. And, of course, there’s my Christmas playlist, which includes Garth Brooks, Jewel, and Pentatonix, among others, which I’ll be blasting whenever I get the chance.

What’re you grateful for today?