I think I may downplay how many people are touched when I sing.
I get the "You were great's" and all that, and it's wonderful. I love me some compliments. But last night, I performed with the Santa Teresa High School Jazz Band I (they have 3 levels of jazz band), and first off, lemme say what talented people they are, how much fun they have and how much they blow....seriously. They totally blow! They are awesome, and I will sing with them again, any day. OK, that said, after the show last night, a woman came up to me telling me how her mother used to sing for the USO during WWII. She came up to me brimming with tears, and told me how much I reminded her of her mother.
I think it hit me last night amongst all the "you were great's" and "you have a beautiful voice's" that I realize I am blessed with this absolutely wonderful instrument and for me to deny this is pretty silly. Not that I've tried to deny it, but I think I just need share more.
I need more gigs!!