Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Look for Light

 STOP. TAKE A deep breath. It's Christmas, and it's chaos, and it can be overwhelming.

December can be dark. Remember, many people are saddened by memories and missing people the most during the most joyous of times. They need Light. We can be Light!

Rest in peace, Gregory Klaas Hart, who passed away 19 years ago today. I prefer to remember you with Light. The last time I saw my mom was about 16 years ago this time of year. She was full of Light and it always came through, even in the darkest of times. There are others who have recently lost loved ones and Christmas only makes it harder.

Last night I sold a beautiful Takamine acoustic guitar to a 14 year old girl who came in with her parents. They took a long time and looked at a lot of guitars. The parents went outside to talk and came back. She was playing the Takamine and falling in love. I said, "I think you are the proud new owner of a Takamine!"

The look on the girl's face was priceless. So was the joy from her parents. Obviously this was a big deal, because the parents were spending good money and encouraging the girl to play and chase musical dreams. 

There was Light coming from their eyes. I turned away so they couldn't seen my eyes watering. 

You don't have to buy expensive Christmas gifts to give Light, either. The gift should really be in the giving, no matter the price.

We need all the Light we can get.


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