one day (music video)

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Dear Hearts,

On Valentine’s Day 3,000 people of different religious faiths gathered to celebrate coexistence and sing Matisyahu’s prayerful song, One Day. This collaboration and video offers an incredible example of the power of community and song, combined with vision.
We can transcend our differences to cocreate one vision of peace, love and acceptance on Earth.

Starting inside my own heart, One Day can be today.  May it be so. 

All my life I´ve been waiting for
I´ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don´t wanna fight no more
They´ll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day (one day), One day (one day) 


my love for our joy,
becky suzik

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musical joy of the season

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(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.

and….

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

one voice

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hello dear ones,

i’ve wanted to share this for a long time. it’s the recording of the first time my daughters and I sang together for ears and joy, other than our own.

recorded a few months ago, a sweet dream came true.

music and my daughters: two of my great and greatest loves. together we shared time and space to sing something beautiful into existence. I first heard this song when my girls were wee. when i heard it i dreamed of this possibility, and I am so grateful this happened. (i wonder if my daughters will never know how much this meant and means to me?!)

song: one voice. written by Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys. accompanied by friend/pianist Cindy Bizzell.

i’m deeply grateful for this moment: the chance to sing with my incredible daughters–my teachers–who raise me perhaps more than I am raising them. (i love you dear girls, with all of me.)

shared with our love–and our love of music.
❤ the Joybirds xoxoxo

you are part of something beautiful

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Close your eyes and feel the love come washing over you. Today this is a prayer especially for you, through Alexi Murdoch‘s spectacular song and mantra. (Thank you to Cecilia St. King for sharing this love.)

Something Beautiful
(lyrics and music by Alexi Murdoch. This song has not yet been offered for individual or CD sale, as far as I am aware.)

May the Grace of God be with you always, in your heart
May you know the truth inside you from the start
May you find the strength to know that you are a
part of something beautiful…

And I thought that I saw, a light Shine, I thought that I saw a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I think I see a light shine, now….

May the Grace of God be with you always, in your heart
May you know the truth inside you from the start
May you find the strength to know that you are a
Part of something beautiful…

May the Grace of God be with you always, in your heart
May you know the truth inside you from the start
May you find the strength to know that you are a
Part of something beautiful…

And I thought that I saw, a light Shine, I thought that I saw a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I thought that I saw a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I thought that I saw a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I thought that I saw a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I think I see a light shine….now

From the corner of my eye I thought I saw a light shine
From the corner of my eye I thought I saw a light shine

And I thought that I saw, a light shine, I thought that I saw, a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I thought I saw a light shine now
(From the corner of my eye I thought I saw a light shine
From the corner of my eye I thought I saw a light shine)
And I thought, than I saw, a light shine, I thought that I saw, a light shine
Yes, I thought, that I saw, a light Shine; I think i see a light shine now

May the Grace of God be with you always, in your heart
May you know the truth inside you from the start
May you find the strength to know that you are a
Part of something beautiful.