Today I witnessed a beautiful person in action, despite the noise of background stuff. My younger daughter Cynthia asked me if I would make a recording as she played the guitar and sang for making Christmas presents. I’m almost crying as I write this blog. Cynthia is wonderful, and one of her most beautiful traits is her patience and flexibility.
Our business is in an old Victorian building in Portland. All the amazing essence of healing feels good here. Yet, the building has character. One is that it is old. Things happen in old structures. Over the week-end we had water come up from all the rain. We have two floors and the lower floor had puddles, which we immediately responded to with super large fans. Contractors were called to come in by our building owners to fix the problem … we were told they scheduled for next week. They showed up today.
Despite the Noise
The beauty of a good contractor is they show up. Yet, we had appointments and plans to record. Cynthia was being recorded with her guitar and singing today. I stalled the contractor for an hour, but he was on a mission. There was nothing I could do, because the contractor figured he had the time, and he was bound and determined.
I apologized to Cynthia, as she had worked all year on these songs and had paid for guitar lessons.
She replied, “It’s okay. I’ll go with it.” I set up the recording equipment.
When she sang with her lovely melodic voice, and delicately fingered the guitar strings with her hymns of praise, tears filled my eyes. Despite the noise, she was happy to have a gift to share with family members. She wanted to get it into the mail today. I laughed as she banged on her guitar a few times to go along with the contractor outside.
I hope the charm of her generous nature is recognized. She is a beautiful person.
Maybe something is disrupting your experience. How will you respond despite the noise? I wish you humor, joy, and generosity. Happy Holidays.