A Meaningful Holiday Message From the Little Drummer Boy – Plus A Musical Gift For You!

The Mind Loops Blog – Dec 2021

Remember that old, holiday, claymation version of The Little Drummer Boy they used to air on TV “back in the olden days”?

I LOVED it. Never failed to give my heart a gamma burst, and moisten my eyes.
(yeah, I’m a sucker for sweet stories and dancing donkeys).

The message I love(d) so much is:

The boy didn’t give the Christ baby his DRUM. The gift he gave was his TALENT.

It wasn’t the THING. It was the love that came through the music he CREATED.

You, me, everyone has a special gift to offer. And not just as a gift once a year, but as an offering to this world.

Sometimes it can be hard to notice what our gift IS – because we’re so good at it, it feels as easy as breathing.

If you’re one of the people who keeps wondering, “What the heck IS my gift, my PURPOSE??”

Look at what you’re good at – to the point where it’s so easy you don’t even see what the fuss is all about.

Also look at what you love to do. Those are your two compass pointers to find your gift(s).

Our gifts and purpose(s) may change over time. Mine certainly has – many times! Follow your heart, curiosity, passion… and the BREADCRUMBS that the Universe puts in your path.

Some years ago, those breadcrumbs and curiosity led me to start singing. Which put me on all sorts of adventures!

Recording two albums… Touring with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam (and finding a heartfelt friendship)… Fantastic gigs with massively talented musicians… Meeting unique peeps like Harrison Ford and Dale Chihuly… Connections with tons of beautiful people who came to hear the music…

…and yes, lots and lots of embarrassing life lessons along the way.

I feel grateful beyond measure for ALL of those experiences.
(even the stupid “lessons” – grrr!) 😉

So what does this all have to do with your gift? And The Little Drummer Boy?

I recorded a cool, jazzy version of that great song, and you can listen and download it here.

I hope it helps get you into the mood for the holiday season!

AND… I hope it inspires you to follow your own breadcrumbs, focus on your gifts, and offer those gorgeous gifts. Now, and throughout the year.

Wishing you a warm holiday season!


Barbara Ireland
Author of the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, How To Stop Negative Thoughts
Contributing author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences

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