One more Christmas memory
I’ve shared a few personal Christmas stories with you the past few days, and I couldn’t let the holiday go without sharing just one more.
My family lived in Kingman, Kansas during the late fifties … when I was 7 to 10 years old. The town holds special memories of little league baseball, men’s softball in the park, hunting, fishing, and learning to swim. It was a Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn time in my life.
When I was nine, my teacher called upon me to sing a solo during the school Christmas program. It was a something about watching with the shepherds. I was flattered and excited to perform on stage for the first time. Then it hit me: the high school gym would be packed, and all eyes would be on me, and I’d better not mess it up.
It seemed like the whole town was there! I was terrified … but made it through the song without a hitch.
I have never sung a solo on stage since.
Our thought for today is from Elbert Hubbard:
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”