THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I CRY: AND IT’S GOOD FOR ME

I find that the older I getthe more I cry.Certain music moves me to tears.Memories can easily make me weep..I often think about the people I love… I miss them so muchand it causes me to sometimessit alone and quietly cry.Sometimes regrets make my heart acheand cause tears to flow.I regret things I didn’t do in lifeand also regret things I did do.I grieve over losses in my lifeand crying helps meget through the night.But I find comfort in knowingthat crying is good for me.And I’m not alone.On average,women cry 3.5 times each monthand men cry 1.9 times each month.(I … Continue reading THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I CRY: AND IT’S GOOD FOR ME

THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU

Here’s a thought for the day:The change you create changes you.It’s two-fold. Two for one.It’s buy one, get one.It’s a good deal.Vijay Gupta had a dream.He wanted to create change.His dream was to provideworld-class musical performancesto the homeless and the incarceratedin Los Angeles, California.He was one of the founders ofSTREET SYMPHONY.He dreamed. He believed.He and his team made it happen.He and his 70 world-class musiciansnow present monthly programsat the Midnight Missionat Skid Row shelters and county jails.They have presented over 400 free,world-class musical engagements.Does it make a difference?Does it create change?Ask Brian, a homeless manstruggling with addictions.He went to Midnight … Continue reading THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU

ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

Author, musician, and educator, John Erskine, was fourteen when he learned a valuable lesson about life. His piano teacher asked him, “John, how many times a week do you practice and for how long?” John replied that he tried to practice an hour each day . His teacher said, “Well, don’t do that. When you grow up, time won’t come in large chunks of time. Practice in minutes, whenever you can find time, before school, after lunch, after school, between chores. Spread your practices throughout the day and music will become part of your life.” John followed his teacher’s advice … Continue reading ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

If life is the pursuit of happiness,may I make the right choices to experience it.If life is the search for truth,may I discover it.If life is a long and winding road,may I not miss the rainbows along the way.If life is a symphony of nature’s music,may the melodies soothe my soul.If life is a journey of spiritual awakenings,may I be inspired.If life is a gracious gift,may I be wise and gracious in how I live it. Continue reading EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE