Day 22… November 22
Today I am thankful for music.
Music has always been a part of my life. Growing up our family was always singing and playing instruments, creating music.
Silly songs, classical songs, holiday songs, songs from church, songs from the radio, musicals, old songs, new songs, you name it ….my family sang it.
Our house was always filled with music growing up. Records (now referred to as vinyl :)) playing on the stereo, cassettes of our favorites, piano lessons, piano practice, violins, and violas. We all learned to play for at least some period.
I do regret that I have not kept up with the instruments, specifically piano and violin, that I learned to play in my youth. I think that might be a goal for next year. And maybe one day who knows, I will do something about my dream to play the flute.
I love that my kids all played instruments at various times. Not necessarily for very long but that’s okay.
Lots of violins, but we also had at one time or another a couple of trumpets, a baritone, percussion instruments, an alto saxophone, and a few piano players.
So many concerts from elementary school choir, strings and band on to junior high and into high school.
Tegan was the only one who chose to continue playing her instrument into junior high.
But after all the struggles to practice, we mostly stick to using our voices as our instruments. 🙂 All the kids have been in choir since elementary school. It has brought me so much joy over the years.
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Mesquite High School choir had at least one Keil in it for 12 years, and for more than a couple of those years, there were multiple Keils. We have loved Mrs. Ubrig, our choir teacher. She was a great influence on our listening habits 🙂
As years have gone by we have loved attending musical theater productions together as well. Music will always be a big part of our lives.
Music is one thing that at times doesn’t seem fit in the self-coaching model. Music can stir emotions in me, it seems, without even thinking. Of course, my brain is thinking in those moments, but the emotion can be so strong, so stirring, it is as if the music touched my very soul.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!