I love to sing. I sing in the car, in the shower, when I’m home by myself. But I don’t sing around others anymore. Someone close to me let me know, in no uncertain terms, that I don’t sing all that well. And although it hurt to hear that, I’m glad she told me. Because I don’t sing to try to garner praise, or to impress anyone (or to torment anyone, for that matter); I simply sing because it gives me joy.
Maybe some day I’ll take singing lessons, but for now I’ll just glance around to make sure I’m not taking away from anyone else’s joy and then sing to my heart’s content!