Small Christmas Blessings

Last night I played at a Christmas party with musicians I truly enjoy working with. The bass player, who is one of my favorites to work with anywhere, looked over at me after a tune and said, "Nice time." For me as a drummer, coming from such a talented bass player, those two little words meant the world to me. It was another much needed reminder to me why I got into the sometimes nutty music business and continue to stay in it all these years as my vocation, despite sometimes the lack of financial reward. When the music, the hang of musicians, and the pay is good, there are few joys in life any better.

Joy and peace to you this Christmas season.