To all my blog readers, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I hope you are able to spend whichever seasonal holiday you embrace with family and friends.
This is a perfect time of year to reflect on this wonderful gift you possess — the gift of writing music for others to listen to and enjoy.
Composing music gives us a mixture of fun and frustration, though sometimes we tend toward remembering the frustration more than the fun! It is important to remember that everything you do is unique. No one writes music quite the way you do. It is a special gift.
And in a world where it is too often easier to let bad news prevail in our thoughts, and too easy to ignore or forget the good things in life, you possess an important tool for bringing joy to others.
Your music can serve as a reminder to your friends, family and fans that there is much more good in the world than bad. Your songs don’t even need to specifically contain a message of hope or optimism. The very act of creating music is, if you will, a random act of kindness that world needs more of.
You would do well to remind yourself of that on days where it seems difficult to write music. Bringing joy to even just one person makes the act of composing a very worthwhile and important — even a vital — activity.
A Merry Christmas to you all, and here’s to a wonderful and successful 2016!
Written by Gary Ewer. Follow Gary on Twitter