Well, yesterday I woke up feeling like a cold was hitting me. Such a bummer. Apparently my immune system just isn’t in a great place right now. I did every lilttle thing I know to do. Ate an orange, drank hot tea with honey, had chicken noodle soup… relaxed as much as I could, slept in til after noon today, and then proceeded to watch Glee most of the day in my pj’s. I never watched the show when it was on, but a friend loaned me the DVDs and it was perfect for sick day!
Something about the idea of the kids in this Glee club reminds me of our band. Just a couple days ago we were talking about how we feel like we’re the band for the underdog. Or for the people who think they’re the underdog, even if they really aren’t. That could sound rude, like I’m insulting our fans. But it’s the furthest from that really. Our fans are the kids who were picked on in school. They’re also the kids who picked on someone and years later realized how damaging their actions were in someone’s life. Our fans were dorks in high school. And the cool kids who decided not to use their popularity for anything but good. But when it comes down to it, weren’t we all underdogs at some point, or at least in our own minds at some point? And I must admit, I’m a huge fan of the underdogs. They people who didnt just use their looks or their position in some popularity game to get through. They are the smart kids, the sweet kids, the girls who felt ugly and unnoticed, the boys who weren’t athletic enough to be cool bc of a sport. Our fans are moms and dads who want to give their kids something positive to listen to, to help them through the awkward years, the dating years, heartbreaks and peer pressure. Girls who made it through depression and cutting and questions of their sexuality, and say that we helped them on that journey somehow.
And every night, I stand on that stage in front of all of you, and am humbled that I have been some small part of your lives and your kids lives. And I see crowds of people who come maybe needng a reminder that life is short and precious. That they are special and unique and there is a plan for their life. That their choices affect the world and they can be a hero in somone’s life. And I am honored to be a part of it. Every night. Even when I feel so sick I think I might pass out. ; )
I’m off to take Nyquil and sleep friends. Hope you’re all happy and healthy tonight.