By Angela Noel
December 21, 2017
I begin to feel the holiday spirit the first time I hear “The Little Drummer Boy” each year. This song, written by Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941, helps me sight the essence of what I believe is my–maybe everyone’s–purpose here on this planet.
Let me explain.
My interpretation of the little drummer kid is this:
He hears about this amazing event, the birth of this really cool baby. Everyone the little boy knows is bringing gifts to honor him, like gold and silver, but he doesn’t have any of those things. (And really, what would a baby do with gold anyway?) The boy does, however, have this one thing. And though he’s not sure he should offer it, not sure if it’ll be enough, he has the courage to do it anyway. After all, he wants to give the very best he has to celebrate this awesome, shiny new person.
So he plays his little heart out on that drum.
And that, I think, is my purpose: to honor the divine spirit, the great birth of goodness and light in all of us, by offering the best in myself to others.
May 2018 be the year you discover, invest in, and offer the best of your unique self to the world.
Your turn: Do you have a favorite song for the holidays? What do you want to invest in this new year?