“Till the Season Comes ‘Round Again”

Over two years ago

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david on stage“Till the Season Comes Round Again” – That’s the title of a song written by John Jarvis & Randy Goodrum and I first heard performed by Kenny Rogers. I love this song because it expresses what this time of year means. Fall means beautiful colored leaves beginning to fall, chilly air and nature preparing to close down for the cold to come, but most of all November means Thanksgiving and giving thanks for our many blessings.

The last two months of the year have been blended into one commercial shopping season by the big box corporations. The very first thing I saw when I turned on the TV, the morning after Halloween night, was a car commercial themed about Christmas. I prefer to first enjoy the Fall and its glorious colors, followed by a celebration of family and thankfulness for all the blessings we have been given. The sheer blessing of living and being here another year to gather at the Thanksgiving table, and take the moment to feel all the love is surely worth spending the time to pause and give thanks.

“Let’s all gather round at the table, in the spirit of family and friends, and we’ll all join hands and remember the moment, till the season comes round again.” These are more of the lyrics of the song.

Here is a short list of what I am thankful for, beginning with my realization of God’s love for me. I have never been more aware of this.

I am thankful that I am able to spend every single moment possible with the most wonderful person I have ever met in my 62 years of life, my best friend and wife, Anita.

I am more thankful than I ever knew, for the parents and family I was born into, for the wonderful life they gave to me.

I am thankful for each person in my family for all their gifts of love and support.

I am thankful for the people I have met throughout my life, both good and bad, for they have shaped and formed the person I am.

I am thankful for coming to a stage of enlightenment in my life, of who I am and what my purpose is.

I am thankful for all my years of feeling less than valuable, inadequate and like a failure, because all those moments made me the person I am now and proud to be.

I am thankful to have been helped by so many others to be able to create a business that is all about who I am and what I am here for – to leave the world better off by helping others become kinder to each other, through the magic of Music.

I thank God often, every day for the people who make me aware that what I am doing is a good thing.

This year, as I gather round the table, I give thanks to each one of YOU! I hope you are each able to gather with all the special loved ones in your life this Thanksgiving….’round your table….again.

With the sincerest love and thanks,

David

Giving Thanks, That’s what this holiday is about!

Quite a long while ago

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As the saying goes, “If it was easy, everyone would do it!” I say this a lot, ever since starting my business, David’s Music House, last October 2010. It has been one of the most difficult things I have ever done, and yet, I have never enjoyed doing work so much in my life! I often remind myself, when I get bogged down in bills, long hours and forgetting to do some important task, to “Stop and enjoy this moment, this hour, this day, before it’s gone”.

We all lead crazy, hectic lives, as our lifestyles seem to have exponentially become so complex and we all struggle to find ways of getting through these hard economic times. People not only are finding it hard to find jobs but companies are still laying people off and we all do our best to make ends meet. During our stress filled lives, we need to force ourselves to stop doing what we are doing and think about all the blessings we have and are enjoying right now, this moment, this hour and this day! Don’t miss an awesome moment of taking your children to music lessons because you’re in a hurry and have had a difficult day. Instead, enjoy that you are with them, right in that moment!

The media, retail and marketers have turned the end of each year into a blur of shopping, one giant combined holiday season and we are now hearing Christmas music the day after Halloween! Thanksgiving has turned into a pause to have a good meal and take a break from shopping for Christmas. Thanksgiving is not just some great food day in the middle of the holiday season from Halloween to New Year’s Day! This is a holiday that plainly states it’s meaning in the name itself. It is a time of stopping to give thanks for all we have and to be with the most important people in our lives….our family and friends.

I could easily think of this Thanksgiving Day as a very welcome break from working hours on end to make my business a success. I choose not to focus on that, although I do enjoy the day, the food and the rest. I have so much to be thankful for this year, from my health, to doing something I absolutely LOVE everyday, to being able to make the decisions I want without running it by a deaf corporate ear, and most of all, I will take time to think of all the amazing concerts, musicians, new friendships, long time friends who have helped me build and start this business and “Angels who are watching over me” and have helped me find ways to keep David’s Music House going for over a year now.

All of us at David’s Music House hope you all STOP and give special “Thanks” to all the blessings in your lives this Thanksgiving and take a break from all the worries and stress in your lives, to savor the day, with good time, family and friends. Please stay safe during your holiday travels as well.

We all give our heartfelt THANKS to all of YOU, who have told us how much you LOVE David’s Music House, spread the word about us and for all of your support and kind thoughts. We are here for YOU and to provide a place where you can get away from all the stress and enjoy the common bonds of our “Love of Music and the Arts!”

Happy Thanksgiving!

David