Attitude of gratitude


It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, a great time to reflect on all the things I’m thankful for.

But when I read this post on FB this morning (posted by the lovely and amazing Betsy), it struck me that there’s something incredible that I’ve been taking for granted these past 10 years.

Screen Shot 2018-10-06 at 1.33.16 PMNot David, I never take his amazingness for granted… but the way Ms. Berg describes the way her and her friends used to share their  love of certain songs and artists.

I’m not one of those people whose love for  music was reignited by David because music’s always been a huge part of my life (definitely grateful for that).

But I have taken for granted the way being a fan of David’s has given me back those joyful days of sharing music I love with friends who feel the same way.

I hadn’t done that since my teen years, really. Sure, I might share an appreciation of a certain artist with my husband, or one or two friends. But to be in a real or virtual room of like-minded fans, who all “get” the same artist… who all feel the same excitement when a new album’s announced or a tour launched … that is a whole different ball game.

To be able to share the joy, the excitement and the spiritual connections that music brings … the collective range of emotions, from the giddiness and screaming to the soulful introspection, even tears. Truly beautiful, all of it.

Because shared passions magnify the joy, don’t they? Make us feel truly alive… truly connected.

Help us put every other difference aside to revel in the magic … together.

So I am truly thankful for each and everyone of you taking the time to stop by here, for contributing to the joy of these past 10 years.

And, as always, thankful for dearest David… just for being David.

Merci, gracias, grazie, arigato, danke, thanks… for everything!


Desmond’s expression here tho’ 😍😍 😍 basically all of us, am I right??!

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11 Responses to Attitude of gratitude

  1. Gwen says:

    Thank you Deb for always being so articulate and putting down exactly the way I too feel. This is so beautifully said . There is nothing better than being an Archie and sharing the love we have for David. Always there supporting him and each other enjoying every last note. Lots of fun coming up and I look forward to seeing you and everyone else this joyful Christmas season. David makes it so extra special . Winter In The Air already touches my heart. Happy Thanksgiving , so much to be thankful for. ❤️

  2. Harold Weinstein says:

    Thank you for this post. You to have added to this with your wit of the moment about David’s life experience. You make us all laugh together but not at david expense. That is the beauty of your writing . I thank you for that!!!!!

  3. Sheila says:

    Love this!
    Thank you 🙂

  4. Pepper says:

    Thank you Deb and a very happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and to all David’s Canadian fans! This is really a lovely post and yes, much to be grateful for.
    “Because shared passions magnify the joy, don’t they? Make us feel truly alive… truly connected.”
    So nicely said and so true, I’m grateful that you take the time and energy to share and to write these wonderful posts with your heart and your always amazing skills!
    Even if I miss a year or so where I don’t see David in concert, I am always grateful that I can still listen to him sing and can enjoy what others so kindly share.
    Here’s to an attitude of gratitude and a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. janey79 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my northern friends!

  6. janey79 says:

    “Life. Love. Music. Art. Aren’t we lucky?” YES we are ❤

  7. dangitdavid says:

    Love this!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all ❤️🦃🍂🍁

  8. refnaf says:

    This is beautiful (((TOfan))))
    So thankful for the entire David “experience” which you have described it perfectly!
    So thankful for you, and all David’s fans that I’ve met virtually or otherwise!!
    Finding David Is truly one of the best things that happened to me.

  9. TaterZen says:

    This fan experience for me came out of left field and was so completely unexpected, I didn’t know what to do with it at first; but I wasn’t about to let it go. I am grateful to the core I didn’t, for all the reasons you mention.
    The best thing about gratitude, whether expressed or simply felt, is that it always uplifting. Thank you for expressing it perfectly. And Happy Thanksgiving!

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