Our granddaughter Zoe had received a karaoke microphone (pink and sparkly of course) for a Christmas gift. You use it with Karaoke songs you play from YouTube and boy is it fun!
Coming from a family of musicians, I have played instruments in concert performances and sung before crowds large and small. So, you would think Karaoke would be a natural fit.
But for me it’s not.
It’s actually rather intimidating. When I would sing gospel music in church, I was intent on worshipping God and/or conveying a message to those listening. And I was generally aware that the Holy Spirit was with me so I was comfortable and actually enjoyed using my talent to sing for God. Playing the clarinet in various concert bands throughout my middle and high school years was the same.
But for some reason, singing Karaoke is a completely different story for me. So, for the most part, I’ve stayed clear of it. However, this was with my dad. And it was a completely different story.
Gone were the nerves, and on came the joy of singing…especially singing with my father. I think the last time I sang with him was just after Tim was born in 1979 when I was a guest singer at his glee club concert.
Were we any good? Boy, that’s a loaded question. OF COURSE, WE WERE. But mostly, we were just having fun and enjoying the moment.
So, when my DIL Sarah recently sent this picture, it just made me smile. And not only smile, but I had that kind of soul-satisfaction that comes occasionally when something was so good that you feel it down to your toes.
No, I’m not ready for my own Karaoke microphone…
I’m not going to run out to purchase my own mic. But I’m going to remember that great feeling of being free, throwing caution to the wind, and just enjoying the moment. And I’m going to look for more opportunities to do something similar again, hopefully in 2020.
How about you?
Comment below and tell me what you’ve experienced recently that was both exhilarating and enjoyable. Maybe it’s something you used to do when you were younger and just decided to try it again. Maybe it was something you had never tried but in a spontaneous moment, you went for it.
I’m sure if we look for them, we’ll find plenty of opportunities to step outside of our comfort zones and find adventure waiting. My hope is that a year from now, I’ll be reporting back on at least a few new things I attempted.
Here’s to an adventurous and glorious 2020 for all.