Remember on Monday, when I posted “The Worry Song” for kids with anxiety? Well, something truly amazing happened…
My childhood best friend, a mom and singer-songwriter in California’s Bay Area, reached out to me that same day and asked if she could write a few verses to go along with my “delicious chorus.” Um, yes! A direct quote: “I love your song and now I’m obsessed with it…”
And now I’m blushing!
Meet Ginny Halstead
The very next day, on Tuesday, Ginny sent me a recording of an almost-complete song with lyrics and guitar written around my original tune, and it’s fabulous!!!
Ginny has two albums under her belt already, so she knows the recording business and will keep me posted every step along the way. We are currently in the process of fine-tuning the lyrics. It may take a while, friends, but there will be a single of “The Worry Song,” and possibly more to follow! How cool is that?
If you have children or grandchildren, nephews or nieces in your life, I encourage you to check out the album, At the Boogie Villa, co-written and recorded by Ginny Halstead and Michelle Phelps, aka Found A Penny. My personal favorite is Track 4, “Chocolate in the Afternoon,” and there’s plenty of variety in the music for everyone in the family to enjoy.
“The Worry Song” update: an invitation
When I committed to this blog, I knew I would have to push myself to be more vulnerable. That doesn’t come easily for me. Not at all. But I’m trying to take some risks and put myself out there in ways that will speak to others.
There’s a beautiful takeaway in “The Worry Song” update: when we open up about our life and our struggles, we give others permission to join in. We teach our children that “hard” doesn’t have to equal “bad,” and we don’t have to hide who we are. Being vulnerable can be an open invitation to shared experience, new connections, and building community. And who knows where it might lead?
What about you, friends? What are you doing to be vulnerable, take risks, and build community in your corner of the world? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!