It's a gift you know, this ability to buzz vocal chords with air to create sound that matters.
And this is indeed why the voice exists: To speak and to sing in ways that change the world, one heart at a time.
Ever notice how a sincere 'hello' can make a stranger smile? Perhaps that little word could slightly change the trajectory of that stranger's day... adjusting the outcome of an argument he might have just because his spirit has been slightly lightened by your voice. Then he pays it forward by a kind 'hello' to someone else.
No telling what you can do by 15 minutes of talking... and listening... to someone who needs your presence.
Ever notice how a song you sing can change the faces of your audience? What about how a great concert or songwriter round inspires and comforts you?
Sing more. Listen more. Say more.... And may we all remember to let our voices carry only things that matter.
I also want to sincerely say thank you all for being a part of my "village". Your readership is what gives this blog meaning and purpose.
This post was inspired by Seth Godin's Thanksgiving blogpost. A great read.