Can you sing? Sing in tune, I mean. If you can, I am so envious of you. If I could ask for any superpower, that would be the one I would ask for. If I could sing like Mariah Carey, I would act like Mariah Carey. In my opinion, she’s actually really humble when you think about how freaking talented she is.
I also suffer from a companion disorder: the inability to remember the words to any song. At best I can pull out a key phrase which I will repeat over and over. “’Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la. ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly, Fa la la la, la la la la.”
And yet, just because I can’t sing doesn’t mean I don’t sing. Quite the contrary. I sing all the time. In the shower. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) In the car. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) While cooking dinner. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) While walking the dogs. (‘Tis the season to be jolly!) I am an unashamed awful singer and I share my gift with the world any chance I get.
And you know what? I think my awful singing is one thing that keeps me sane. It definitely keeps me happy. Singing gets oxygen in your body, exercises your heart and lungs, and produces endorphins that keep you calm and stress-free. We should all sing – a lot! So, today, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
I’ve made a YouTube playlist of my favorite holiday hits and I encourage you to sing along to all of them. To make things easier for the lyrically challenged such as myself, I tried to find videos that included lyrics. You can grab your family together and sing along or do it privately in the car which is where I do my absolute best singing if I say so myself.
The important thing is to just spend some time singing, of course. If you’ve got a playlist you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it, so please share in the comments. Fa la la la, la la la.
This is part of my 31 Days of Holiday Self-Care Challenge. To see all the posts in this series, visit here.