Day 2077: Applause

Several times in therapy groups this week, there was spontaneous applause, as people supported each other’s perspectives and progress.

I remember attending an “Opening the Heart” weekend workshop many years ago, where each one of us received thunderous, sustained applause after introducing ourselves. I still vividly recall how that applause felt, after I had revealed myself and my vulnerabilities to many strangers.

How do you respond to applause?

Last night, I was surprised by the timing of the applause to my latest original song, “Shameless Appeals for Applause.”


I now shamelessly appeal for applause for my photos from yesterday:


No matter what kind of comment you leave below, you’re sure to get applause from me.

Gratitude is a kind of applause, so I’m now clapping for all those who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — YOU.


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12 thoughts on “Day 2077: Applause

  1. I commend your unbroken persistence, Ann

  2. You are one heck of a performer, Ann. I applaud your work.

  3. 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼

  4. I feel no shame in applauding the fact that there is unquestionably still more to come.

  5. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. I loved your banter with the audience and the comfort you seem to feel in front of a crowd! Can you hear me clapping? I loved being in your audience, even from a remote position. 🙂

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