Throughout this year, I've found myself gaining more confidence and feeling more comfortable every time I speak in front of a crowd. It doesn't seem to bother me whether the audience is 2 or 200. I find myself responding to the audience reaction and my favorite part is always the question/answer part at the end whether the audience is 2 or 200. I love open discussion even when speaking to a larger group.
When I was done speaking up front, I had the privilege to speak to people as they exited the church and signed my gratitude journal. I love hearing other people's stories as much or more than I love sharing my own. Stories are an amazing way to share life lessons. I'm always impressed by the stories I hear and thankful thoughts I get to read in my journal. I treasure that journal and might just carry it with my everywhere I go for the rest of my life, not just the rest of this year. :)
Thankful thoughts of the day:
The last warm day in the forecast
Exciting field trips
Prepared and enthusiastic piano students
"There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy."
Ralph H. Blum