One evening on the Caribbean cruise, I met Richard. He’s a singer.
It was just before the karaoke show, (which I never would have participated in but enjoyed watching) and we discussed my public singing phobia. He used to have it too, and overcame it. He said you have to really want it. I said, I didn’t think I really wanted it. I said I didn’t have confidence what I had to offer, was really a gift to those who might be listening.
He said many times, if you just do it, the talent will come later. He said, he thought it was interesting I was in two choirs but afraid to sing.
I said, never mind.
He said, The Beatles weren’t initially all that talented, but became genius.
Goaded by Diana Leigh(another singing sensation) Richard brought his guitar and entertained us as we waited to get into the Abraham seminar one morning. The two of them got everyone singing. It was fun. Diana says it is a shame we have so many hang-ups about singing. She says in other cultures, people don’t worry about it. They just sing. It isn’t judged. Of course that’s easy for her to say because she is an amazing singer.
The moral of the story is, just singing is enough. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I’ll keep telling myself that.
Here are some videos of Richard singing. He’s got his own channel on You Tube.
His music is so much fun! Enjoy!
Check out Richard’s website here!