Brace yourself …
… for the unexpected, because it’s another day!
Yesterday, I braced myself for being late by foregoing my usual walk and jumping on a shuttle bus that runs between where I park and where I work. When the bus driver saw that I was bracing myself with my ukulele, she asked me to play for the passengers. I looked around and told people to brace themselves for my singing an original song called “Hidden Thoughts.” I braced myself for possible annoyance, disapproval, and/or lack of attention from the riders but, instead, the passengers looked up, smiled bracing smiles and even braced themselves to sing along! As more people got on the bus, I braced myself with more confidence and sang my latest song, “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready” (which I’ll be bracing myself to sing at an Open Mic in two days). The reactions seemed 100% positive, which helped me brace myself for the rest of the day.
Brace yourself for more photos from me:
Brace yourself for my final photo, which shows what we did when we ran out of Hanukkah candles yesterday (and were unable to find any replacements at our local store):
I’ll brace myself for your reactions to seeing birthday candles in that Menorah.
Brace yourself for more bracing thanks from me to all who help me brace myself for the new day by writing this blog and — of course! — to YOU, for reading it.