As you know, I've been singing all my life. I love to sing. I love to write. I love to share. I've kind of fallen into the music-thing by default. I practice - but certainly not the way fellow musicians do. They take guitar and voice lessons. They do their vocal exercises. They do their finger warm-ups. I'm almost ashamed to admit, I pick up the guitar, tune it, clear my throat and play/sing. I don't even feel comfortable calling myself a musician because it seems to be too easy for me. But I'm slowly learning that this is my Gift. It doesn't matter who likes what I have to sing or say. It's a Gift from God and it's my responsibility to receive it - for myself, if not for anyone else. A friend reminded me that there's giving in the receiving. So profoundly true! So I thank God for my Gifts. And I thank myself for recognizing my Gifts.
It doesn't mean I won't try new things - I mean, who knew I'd ever keep an online journal? I may always want to be an actress. And I will have to practice reading aloud the way fellow musicians practice singing. I will never sing, act, write, paint, or make AOL-J Videos like anybody else. But I will always be inspired by others and I will continue to create just like me. I hope you will do the same - just like you!
NOTE: I had created something just for you - and it doesn't seem to be working in my favor at the moment (Argh). I will keep at it. But for now, I'm off to continue my day!