Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

Being Needy?

I read a quote to start my day.... "Do you really need to be envious?  'Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.' Regina Brett, Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Are you too needy?"  It's an interesting idea to consider being envious and needy-ness.   I know it is easy to feel envy towards people who seem to have so much.  I went to a Easter gathering on the outside of Nashville with some friends to the lovely home of some new friends.  This was a gorgeous place!  I was immediately struck by how much I loved the layout and especially the backyard of the home.  I daydreamed of what it would be like to own and live in such a place.  But I think what I have going for me is that I also am learning more and more to be comfortable and accepting and THANKFUL of my own situation.  I really like where I live now.  It's a great setup for me.  The rent is affordable for me at this time and there is so much space to clean and play music.  It's also important to me that I just enjoy what I have because I don't know how long I'll be on this earth.  If I was so interested in getting that big house, I would be so busy with work that I would probably not be able to enjoy the fun things about my life.  Not working so much.  Spending a lot of time with friends.  Having a lot more time with the thing I love most.... MUSIC!