I attended the recent concert performed by the talented Saint Peter Choral Society. I am touched and moved by their performances.

I was once a member of the group, so I know a lot of the lovely members. I am blessed to bear witness to spiritual moments that can happen in time and place when the murmur of voices is not only just right but aligns to the message I really need right then.

These times can make me feel part of a larger meaning in life and all it required from me was to show up as a spectator. That was the case in this concert experience. Did you know concert goers have as much to do with a performance as the music and messenger of song does? It is true!

I am blessed to bear witness to spiritual moments that can happen in time and place when the murmur of voices is not only just right but aligns to the message I really need right then.

This show featured musical selections from Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers and Hammerstein. They are songs of love and joy and completion from well-known plays such as Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and others.

Oh, how I wish more experiences like this would enter my life! It was a very uplifting experience and the joy of love does not always require romance. It does require openness. It also requires attending to the moment. It takes being the light when it cannot be found. Yes. I got all that from this performance.

My, oh my, oh my, to be uplifted by song must be the greatest thing in life. If it is not, I have not found what it is yet. What is it that moves you?

If you are having a rough time in life right now I highly suggest going out and start searching among your favorite things and to wherever your heart leads you until you find something that brings you a little joy.

These things make us better people. I remember who did it for me when I was a young girl, a teenager, a young adult, and on and on until this concert last month. I was blessed to take part in this as a member of the audience and experience a taste of joy, a bit of pleasure, a moment to relish, and recall for its sweetness. These are moments worth living for.

If you are having a rough time in life right now I highly suggest going out and start searching among your favorite things and to wherever your heart leads you until you find something that brings you a little joy. It will be worth it!

Don’t expect to take it home with you. That may not happen. Just let it be what it is. Stay in the moment. Smile and enjoy it. Maybe you will find yourself breaking out in unexpected laughter. And maybe, just maybe, like it was my experience after seeing this show, your life will lift a little bit, it will take the edge off your difficulties, and we will have that little reminder in the corner of our mind that life is that.

Life is joy. That is what we are here to experience.