Believe in yourself

Laughter and Lyrics Choir

Laughter and Lyrics Choir

Yesterday was very emotional for me in so many ways.  I belong to a choir called “Laughter and Lyrics” which meets every Friday morning in the restaurant of the Everyman Theatre.  We have only been singing together for a few months and we are all of different ages and from varied backgrounds.  But I think we gel as a choir and make a beautiful sound together.  Of course singing is very emotional at any time but yesterday was especially so as we had been invited to sing at a service to celebrate the life of the much loved father of one the ladies in the choir.  The service was in a beautiful little church in one of the most idyllic villages in the Cotswolds, Dumbleton, and the sun shone on it.

As I sang in that beautiful church with our choir of wonderful ladies I felt privileged to be there, blessed to be alive, and grateful to be me.

One of the songs we are practicing for our show in July is “Believe”, written by Lin Marsh.

It is often sung at final assemblies here in the UK when pupils are moving on to a new school.  It is so uplifting and affirming.

I hope you enjoy listening to this  You Tube version of it, and know that it is meant for you.


10 thoughts on “Believe in yourself

  1. I’ve just discovered your blog. It’s truly miraculous. I’m an unabashed Anglophile although I’ve never been to the UK – alas ! Maybe someday my dream will come true. : ) Anyway thank you so much for your writing, your gorgeous pictures of flowers (I’m learning to garden, here where I live in Maine) and for sharing the song “Believe.” I’ve never heard it before and love the pure optimism and radiant courage it sends out. Blessings to you –


    • Wow, I am glad you enjoyed my blog. I still consider myself a learner but I do enjoy writing and taking photographs so putting the two together is a joy!
      I look forward to discovering your blog!


  2. That’s a beautiful song, thanks for sharing it. I’ve never heard it before. I’ll have to share it with my kids. My oldest son is graduating from elementary school in a few weeks, so it’s a good time for him to hear this message! Karen


    • Oh Karen it would be perfect to let your son hear this song. It says all we wish for our children doesn’t it? I hope he has a smooth transition to his next school, I’m sure he will with you to nurture him x


  3. How wonderful that you are part of a choir! It would be hard not to cry singing such a lovely song. I find that the lovelier a song is – the harder it is not to cry.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


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