musical joy of the season

(thank you to my lovely cousin Pips, for the JOY!)

dear ones,

I wish you a beautiful winter solstice (and summer for tother side of our world), a very Happy Christmas, and beautiful blessings upon these final days of 2016. i want to honor everything you carry in and on your heart right now. gentle hugs to you.

this past year i tried really hard to embrace more of my (perfect) imperfections, and attempted to run with them, not FROM them. the older i get, the more courage i find to truly give who I am to my friends and family.

life is fleeting and imperfect. the more i show up authentically, real, honest, and imperfect the more in tune i am with my heart, gifts and self love and compassion–and funny, but the more JOY i feel. so grateful.

so in the spirit of perfect imperfection, 😉 here’s a little gift from my heart to yours, two songs of the season.

thank you to my friend Cindy Bizzell for her beautiful accompaniment on piano for both songs.

O Holy Night

O Holy Night is one of my most favorite Christmas carols. the music was written in 1847 by Adolphe Adam using a French poem by Placide Cappeau. below is my favorite stanza that makes me daydream about what it might have been like to physically walk beside Jesus. ❤

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.


Under the Holly Bough

Cindy introduced me to this lovely contemporary piece, music composed by Scott Henderson set to a poem by Charles Mackay, 1851.

from my imperfect heart to yours… sending you my love,
❤ becky

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