Monday, November 10, 2014

30 Days of Gratitude: My Piano (Day 10)

My piano has arrived today and I am very excited! Not only will it help me learn the music for the musical I am directing this year (perfect practice makes perfect!), but it will give me the opportunity to dive back into the songs I once loved. And with Christmas around the corner, I can being playing my favorite holiday carols!
My Piano (Day 10)
I am grateful for my piano. Pianos are large instruments, difficult to move, and depending on the type, they can be very expensive. I inherited my piano from my great-grandmother, which makes it even more special to me. I have many memories of playing it when visiting her, and when I play it now, I am reminded of those memories.
I am grateful for having an actual piano and not having to resort to a digital keyboard. I know they work well for some, but as a percussive instrument, the magic isn't the same when you don't have to worry about calling a piano tuner. A true piano has the components of a real instrument, and it reminds me to keep dreaming for the day that I may own a white baby grand.
I am grateful for the opportunity my piano provides in letting me escape from reality. No matter how tired, crabby, sad, angry, annoyed, or any other emotion I am currently experiencing, playing the piano always soothes my frazzled nerves.
In the end, I am grateful for my piano because it allows me to continue to hone a skill that began when I was just a little girl of 7 years old. True musicians know that you keep practicing, because you can always get better than you used to be. You do it for the self-improvement and joy that comes from creating melodies.
Do you have an instrument you are grateful for?

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