Aaaaar Matey, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. How will YOU celebrate?
I celebrated by singing a few silly verses of “What Would You Do with a Drunken Sailor”, a cappella, in front of a group of about 50 people at the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce Signature Luncheon.
(And what WOULD you do with a drunken sailor? Why, if you’re with a group of ‘crunchies’ like my Holistic Chamber pals, you’d “make ‘im eat tofu and raw organic, make ‘im eat tofu and raw organic, make ‘im eat tofu and raw organic earlie in the mornin’,” of course!)
You had to be there – there will be no repeat performances 😉
Yes, I sang and acted very silly in front of a fairly sizeable group, even though my heart was racing and even though I’ve never sung in public before.
Here are a few reasons:
- Because I was inspired to do so – my intuition guided me and I followed its lead
- Because it made me nervous – I decided to “feel the fear and do it anyway”
- Because I was tired of delivering the same old elevator speech and I wanted to shake things up
- Because I received the gift of a deep, tear-inducing, gut-busting belly laugh yesterday, and I wanted to pay it forward – humor and laughter raise the vibration of any endeavor
Some days ye may feel like yer walkin’ the plank. But, shiver me timbers, ye’ll not go wrong by followin’ yer intuition, steppin’ threw yer fear, shakin’ things up, and liftin’ yer mood w’ laughter.