Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
April isn’t a very good month for me. Although it begins with the joyful anniversary of the first meeting with my lover and soul mate, the month quickly plummets into the anniversary of my husband’s death and another birthday he’ll never celebrate.
As the last vestiges of summer sigh and turn indoors, my heart grows heavy and weary of remembering bad things.
Today is the first day of May. Inspired by Satya Robyn’s Facebook Event, I’ve decide to spend the month of May being grateful for the blessings in my life.
Here is my gratitude for today:
I am grateful for the gift of music that stirs the blood in my veins and feels like liquid love to my ears.
After watching the movie One Chance the other night, I was reminded of the beauty of opera. Over the past few days I have been listening to Puccini and Debussy and drowning in the exquisite beauty of classical music and celestial voices.
One of my favourite opera numbers is the Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhauser. When I die, I want the Opera Australia Chorus to sing this at my funeral – preferably a Viking funeral where my body is laid in a longboat, covered in flowers and set alight as it floats out to sea.
I’ve told my boyfriend this but he might not remember so now you all know.
Can you listen to this without crying? (wait for it… for it starts very softly. 2:10 is where it gets amazing – turn it up!)
What are you grateful for today?
What music do you want played at your funeral?