I don’t know where she gets it from, though I know it’s not me.
My daughter has fallen in love with the piano.
Her grandfather plays (he’s kind of famous- ever hear of the Rising Storm?), I used to sing, my mom and her entire family don’t even sing Happy Birthday (and they shouldn’t- sorry mom…). While everyone loves music in his or her own way, my daughter is hooked on playing music.
Can she actually play a song? Well no. She can gliss, and actually taps with a certain amount of rhythm. Other than that, anyone but her mother would just call it noise.
Does she care?
As adults, we don’t take enough time to just play. We just so caught up in being adults, we never go out on a limb. Or at least not in meaningful ways.
When was the last time you tried something new? Why haven’t you started that blog? Written that book? Lent your voice to a mission that moves you? Walked across the street to meet those new neighbors that you should have met ages ago?
It can be hard to be vulnerable. To try new things. To do that one thing in your heart that moves you.
You can do hard things.
I challenge you this week to just play. To take a step, any step, towards doing something just for the heck of it. Don’t do it for the money or the fame, just do it.