Dear family, friends and fans,
With your permission I would like to take a couple of seconds or minutes from your precious time and ask you to please read this thank you note that I wrote specially for you.
In 2015, I had my good times and my own struggles. Some of those struggles were extremely ugly. There are many occasions in which I wanted to just literally give up. Yes, in many occasions I wanted to just give up in 2015. Stop a couple of projects. Stop talking to people and enclose myself in a world inhabited by only one individual, just me. But I did not. I did not because one thought kept coming to my mind: if I give up I know that my family and beloved ones will not be happy, I know that they will be hurt and you also will be hurt. So I kept on going. I decided not to give up, not to surrender and never give in. Now that I am entering 2016, looking back, I am just telling myself what a stupid mistake that I would have made had I given up.
My belief in God was instrumental and tremendously crucial in my refusal to give up. God accompanied me every step of the way. He is so amazing and so faithful to us. All we need to do is trust him, love him, accept him and do what he recommends and he will take care of all the rest.
I am sure that you also had your difficult struggles. And one thing that I am sure of is if you are capable of reading this message that means you did not give up either in 2015. You have decided to stay strong, to stay connected and to improve your social capital. That is the best decision that you have ever made.
Life is tough. No matter what you do, no matter how you do it, one thing is sure life is tough and it will always be that way. Nevertheless, we all can find our ways to make it beautiful. Yes life can be beautiful and we can keep it like that. All that is needed is a clear goal. What do we want out of life? We can literally get everything that we want out of life with the help of God and if we help other people get what they want. The key to get what we want is to establish realistic goals while we also help other people get what they want. And move toward achieving that goal step-by-step, bit-by-bit every single day.
I want to conclude, this note to you, by thanking you all for your support in 2015. Many of you have purchased my album online, in stores or from me directly. Thank you so very much for your appreciation and support of my work. You just make me feel like creating more artistic work that you can continue appreciating. And without any doubt, I will continue playing and singing for your pleasure while we are all deeply enshrined in health promotion and disease prevention. And for those who have not yet purchased my album, it will never be too late to do the right thing. Just click on the CD Baby or iTunes link and buy my album.
For 2016 I would like to invite you to improve your relationships with others (family members, co-workers, friends, neighbors etc). This is very important. Some convincing and well designed studies have shown that money or fame are not the factors that define happiness for people living in their 6th , 7th or 8th decade. The key factor that defines happiness for people is the type of relationship that they have or had with others. So reach out to your family members, friends and co-workers and be meaningful, truthful and try hard to improve your relationships without any hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is a big killer of meaningful, healthy and durable relationships. So stay away from it.
All my best wishes of happiness, courage, love, peace and healthy relationships in 2016.
God bless you all.