I forgot to keep singing.

“Singing connects the mind with the heart and the heart with the soul. So sing. I dare you.”

Neale Donald Walsch

I remember a time when I used to get in the car and turn on my favorite music and sing along at the top of my lungs. Like a superstar. I stopped doing that. I don’t even know when I stopped. I didn’t even realize I stopped. It just dawned on me one day that I did.

Why did I stop doing these things? When did I Iet things get so serious that I stopped doing the silly things that gave me so much pleasure. The simple things. The things that took no effort at all. I let my mind fill up with all the things that consumed me from day to day. And instead of singing, I thought. I planned. I organized. I stressed. Maybe it’s just me.

I think maybe we all tend to fill our lives with so much. Good bad and indifferent. But we fill up. Our days fly by and we check things off of our lists. Maybe some days we achieve great things. Reach a goal. Celebrate a victory. All good things. But when do we pause? When do we let ourselves be kids again? Be actors practicing our Oscar acceptance speech (yes I did that… so?). Musicians winning a Grammy. Play dress up. Whatever. When do we give ourselves permission to stop being adults and play again.

Yesterday I arrived at a weekend retreat on a beautiful beach. It is an hours drive from my home and when I got in the car, I opened the sunroof, I turned on the music and I sang. I sang for an hour. And it was amazing. I sang loud and bold. And it felt great. Now its your turn. Go jump in a puddle. Put your toes in the water on your lunch break. Laugh at nothing when your walking down the street. Who cares who’s looking or listening. Let them. What’s the worst that can happen. Hey – maybe they will join you. Maybe just maybe you will be driving home from work today and look at the car next to you at the red light and see someone singing. Or just playing the drums on their steering wheel ;).

Take a moment today to be silly. Take a moment to sing. Just sing. But make sure it’s off key. It’s way more fun when it’s off key.

Be a superstar.

Thanks CC for the inspiration on this one 🙂

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