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One invitation

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a music concert. I remember buying the tickets so long ago it felt like the day was never going to come. When it finally arrived, I got caught up in the moment.

As soon as the guitars start and the beat of the drums kick, suddenly you find yourself immersed in layers of sounds your brain begins to process finding pleasing melodies and rhythms intersecting. And if you are me, you will find yourself unable to sit still as the music plays—swaying to the beat of the bass, throwing in a few claps, whistles, and of course we cannot forget some arm twirls in the air cheering the band along as they serenade the venue with their latest hit song.

It was when the singer announced how happy he was to be with us enjoying and sharing this moment my hips paused. This very speech sank in my mind like an anchor because I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to see them play live again. I waited over seven months to see this concert arrive and enjoyed it fully without a care if my dance moves were unhip or not, as three hours came and went faster than a rocket.

This brings me to the fact we experience our lives once—a party we only get one invitation to. It’s up to us to bring the balloons, cake, favors, and music to celebrate our lives cherishing the moments as they come each and every day.

While every day may not feel like a day you want to bust out your best dance moves, there is always something to be grateful for, especially in the smallest of things that if you think about it, are not small by any means of the imagination. Hearing music, and for me as a musician, playing music, is truly a gift.

Keep the streamers streaming, the laughs a little louder, the cake plentiful with extra icing and delectable slices to indulge upon remembering the best is yet to come.

I’m cheering for you with colorful confetti.

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