Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts musical

3 gifts musical…

1. The deep belly laugh of a child…especially when it’s from one of my grandchildren. Sweet music to my ears.

2. The sound of my coffee maker as it makes me a cup of coffee.  Ahhh… I love that sound! A lot like music to me.

3. The ability to listen to a variety of music through a pretty cool program called Pandora.

These are just a few of the many things that I am so very thankful for today.

What are you thankful for?

Will you join me in looking for these gifts and sharing them with others?

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —”
― William Arthur Ward

Have a wonderful “Thankful Thursday“!

Weekly photo challenge: Unique

While in Vegas, we took the opportunity to go to a Taylor Hicks concert. The American Idol winner from 2006.

And we had this unique moment….a photo op with Taylor Hicks, aka “The Soul Patrol”!

Taylor Hicks concert

A very unique man! With a very unique talent.

Taylor Hicks

This man can SING! 🙂

It was great fun, it was a great concert.

And…it was another great adventure with my very best friend!

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts heard

3 gifts heard…

1. the roar of Niagara falls

Niagra Falls

2. the sweet sound of laughter coming from these 3 amazing little kids!

all 3 grandkids

3. the awesome sound of live music playing in a restaurant in downtown San Diego

band playing downtown SD

only happy people play instruments

She really wanted to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  She pleaded with all her might.  Her little lip began to tremble and the tears welled up in her eyes.  It just wasn’t going to work out this time, and her heart was broken.  In an attempt to make her feel better, her Grandpa played one of her favorite songs.  This is a song that makes her happy, and she usually pretends to play an instrument along with the music. The song begins to play, and her Grandpa is encouraging her to “play” along with the music!

And then a very quiet, little voice said: “Grandpa, only happy people play instruments, and I’m not happy, so I won’t be able to play an instrument .”

Fortunately for her Grandpa, the sadness was reluctantly turned to joy with the aid of a sucker.  She said it helped to make her a “little more happy.”   I think the BIG, long hug she received from her Grandpa was probably what really wiped away the tears!