Thing Not To Fear #1: If you make a mistake in the midst of doing a really great job, the mistake is the only thing that will linger.
One Reason Not to Fear THAT: Everybody makes mistakes. Mistakes make you human, resulting in other humans connecting with you even more.
Thing Not to Fear #2: Public speaking.
One Reason Not to Fear THAT: Most humans are anxious about public speaking, so if you are at all anxious about that, they will join with you about that, too.
Thing Not to Fear #3: That you will die today.
One Reason Not to Fear THAT: Looking at all the data, it’s extremely unlikely (even if it would make a good story). *
Thing Not to Fear #4: If you share a song with people — even if you recently shared another song by the same composer — they will get annoyed with you.
Reason Not to Fear THAT: The vast majority of people will NOT get annoyed by something like that.
Another Reason Not to Fear THAT: If anybody does get annoyed, that will pass, very soon.
To conclude, this song is in honor of me, doing the Heart Walk today, raisin’ money and celebrating my 50 years of living with cardiac pacemakers. (It’s also in honor of two people who have helped me get through many things: Carol Burnett and Stephen Sondheim.) **
Many thanks to everybody!
- Or, at least, a very ironic story.
** Who are both still here, on September 7, 2013. Thank goodness for that.