In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Practice Makes Perfect?.”
Yes I have a creative soul, yes I am artistic, yes I can draw, paint and take a nice photograph, what I cannot do however is sing well! I sing badly, often, in the car, in the shower, while I am cooking, cleaning, working. I get giggles and complaints, and occasionally really funny looks, especially when I’m in the car. I’m that middle-aged lady singing at the top of her lungs, fingers tapping on the steering wheel, occasionally waving her flabby arms in the air, I don’t really even care if someone watches me; not anymore. I used to and go beet red and stop utterly embarrassed, but you know what? I just don’t care anymore………I smile at them and keep singing. You be surprised how many people smile back!
The point is, it doesn’t matter how often I sing, when or where, I am tone-deaf and cannot carry a tune. No amount of practice is going to turn me into a singer. I still enjoy singing, but I know I can’t carry a tune! I could lip sync I am sure, but I could never do karaoke without a raft of complaints!
So for all those, like me who cannot carry a tune, on the way home from work tonight, turn up the radio in your car and sing, sing a song, sing for the fun and joy of it, and if someone in the next car spots you; wave, smile and give them the thumbs up, sure they may giggle and laugh, but you put a smile on their face. Who knows that smile may just make someone’s day or night, and may just save a life. Giving a smile costs you nothing, but can mean the whole world to someone else.
Have a great weekend