The thing I really love is that the violin is the saddest and happiest instrument ever.

Throughout the years, I have come to realize that the violin is one of my favorite instruments. All of my very favorite songs seem to have the violin in them. But the thing I really love is that the violin is the saddest and happiest instrument ever. When it’s the fiddle, it’s foot-stomping happy, when it’s the violin, it’s beautiful but sad.

The holidays are kind of like the violin. They can be such a happy time of year. To see all of the lights, the decoration, the joy on children’s faces. And all that delicious food and drink. Parties, presents, festivals, and lots of friends and family. That’s the fiddle part of the holidays.

I hope you’ll hear a lot of fiddles this holiday season, but don’t forget about those that are hearing the violin.

For some people, though, the holidays are not so happy. There are people that are dealing with financial problems and they don’t know how they’ll be able to give their kids a happy holiday. People who are lonely and have nobody to spend the holidays with. Hungry people, cold people, people dealing with health issues. The holidays just seem to magnify these problems.

I hope you’ll hear a lot of fiddles this holiday season, but don’t forget about those that are hearing the violin. Give to the local food bank, donate a toy or gift card to a local drive, and most of all, be kind and compassionate. It will make you feel good, and it could make the world of difference for a friend or neighbor.