Here we are. Through the craziest most beautiful September-New-Year ever, and still on our feet. Somewhat. If in a recovering-sort of way.
This weekend is Thanksgiving. Of all the holidays, I might love this one the most. It represents so much that is good, and whatever your faith background or cultural heritage, we can all find something to celebrate or reflect upon with gratitude.
So here goes:
I am thankful that my family is healthy and that we are all schooling/employed in ways that seem to be working. I am thankful for my parents and siblings – and that they are staying healthy and wise.
I am thankful that my music community is strong and encouraging – to me and to one another.
I am thankful that my Whistling Duck groups can meet in real space (at least for now!) and I’m thankful for those who have decided they are not comfortable meeting, although we miss you.
I am thankful for my choir – and for the technology that allows us to sing “together” even from our own homes.
I am thankful for the stunning, indescribable autumn we are experiencing here in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
I’m thankful for the new website, for all of you who have switched your memberships over, for the space in my head to start blogging and adding to the resources on the members’ side of things and to social media.
I could go on and on and on – gratitude is one of my superpowers. I encourage you to write down some things that you are thankful for, and to reflect on these things even as we head into winter. There are many unknowns, but we continue to be in this together, and the community of sound in the Bow Valley makes the coming cold and dark months much less scary.
I wish you all a wonderful, warm and tasty weekend. Onward we go together, Friends. Keep shining.