The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird

I’d like to tell you a little story about how important it is to have a voice; not just for singing, but to be who you are meant to be!

When I was 19 years old, which by the way, seems like yesterday (I’m proud to say I’m still 19 just with 33 years experience at it), I could sing! Boy could I sing! I would be in my bedroom in front of the mirror, just like so many more before and after me, visualizing singing on stage to thousands of people. The music filled my heart so much it ached for more! All I wanted to do was sing, not just to entertain, but more so to feel my heart and passion come alive! Nothing compared to that feeling I had when I sang.

At this time, and with the help of some great friends, I secretly planned my parents 25th Wedding Anniversary. Aside from planning the food, beverages, cake, and decorations, I also planned the entertainment – ME! I was going to face my stage fright and perform all their favorite songs. I did not have a band, all I had were the cassette tapes of these songs; it was going to have to do, as I was ready to sing over any voice that was on those tapes.

I needed to sing like a bird!

The evening was a huge hit, it was a surprise, and everyone invited showed up! It was now time to perform! I started with a classic song by The Judds, for those of you who don’t know who they are, they are a mother/daughter duo who would now compare to the raspy voice of Pink but yet the gentleness of Adele. They are really the only artists I can compare them too. I’m sure after I post this, more will come to mind.

I will never forget, after hitting some higher notes, and keeping the attention of the guests, my Uncle looked at me, with a shocked looked on his face which later turned to the confused dog look, then looked over at his two sons (who were successful in their businesses) who had the same look on their faces. After I finished singing that song, all I heard was, “that’s it! We are taking you to LA and we are getting you a contract!” I didn’t think much of it, until the next day when they called me and said, “are you ready for a career in music?”

I froze! Instant fear came over me and I hung up the phone.

I couldn’t allow myself to believe I was good enough; instantly I had every insecurity possible show up in my mind. My heart was aching for the opportunity, but my mind took over and I went on with my life.

My life brought me to a point where I lost my voice; not just to be able to sing, but to be who I really wanted to be. I was lost! Fear took over and I was lost in a place where I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t freely be me, a place where I didn’t exist. Anxiety set in and quickly I became the voice that sounded like a cat having a stroke. I lost my voice; I lost my passion.

Years went by, and knowing how my voice now could not carry a tune, I stayed quiet. I would mouth words to songs on the radio, but I would not open up to let my voice be heard. It was breaking me down more and more every single day. I never realized just how important it was to have a voice, and to be able to sing like a bird.

I became stifled in more ways than just singing. I needed to be heard, I needed to find a way to become a strong woman in this world and I needed to regain my passions in life. I just didn’t have the ability to be able to sing, but it was funny how my low self-esteem affected everything. My voice of all things was muted!

Many years later, life changed me, experiences changed me, wisdom changed me, this blog changed me, and my followers helped me to see my voice through my writing was an inspiration to others. My voice was being heard again!

I now have the fueled passion to sing like a bird again! I now have the need in my life to let it out! I now have nothing to hide! I am going to sing again! I am going to be heard and it doesn’t matter if I’m not on key, or if I sound like shattering glass, I will sing! Why? Because it is so important to have your voice heard, whether you sing, whether you want to talk, whether you have something to say, whether you are tired of being muted by the World, and whether you just want to say, “here I am, I exist in this World too!”

Sing Like A Bird My Friends, Sing Like A Bird!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sing Like A Bird!

Photo Credit: Felecia Buitenwerf

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

My Wish List!

My wish list is about you, my supporters, my family, and my friends; this is what I wish for you:

For everyone to follow their passions in life

To make healthy choices

To be safe

To wake up with gratitude in your heart

To love yourself first

To practice acts of kindness every single day

To smile

To fill your day with positive comments

To practice compassion

To empathize with souls who are struggling

To encourage others to step out of their comfort zone for just a moment

To pause during the day and reflect on how precious life is

To find it in your heart to forgive yourself

To find it in your heart to forgive others

To not judge others based on assumption

To be an ear for someone who just needs you to listen

To take a moment to journal and listen to your thoughts

To love unconditionally

To learn something new

To not put pressure on yourself; you are doing the best you can

To ask questions

To share your wisdom

and most of all…

To share with others what I have shared with you.

Wish great things and let other people know that they are thought of, that they matter, and that you sincerely care about their well-being.

Share Love, Don’t Hate, Life is Short, Appreciate!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Wish List!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand and give me comfort

Hold My Hand and give me joy

Hold My Hand and give me kindness

Hold My Hand and be my friend

Hold My Hand and show me support

Hold My Hand and protect me from fear

Hold My Hand and show me the way

Hold My Hand and be my teacher

Hold My Hand and walk with me

Hold My Hand and show me my future

Hold My Hand and we will grow together

Hold My Hand and be my love

With Good Vibes Only – Hold My Hand

Copyright © 2020 Jacqueline Burke

Photo credit: Valentin Antonucci

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – A Dream Can Come True

I have come to the conclusion that nothing can stop you – A Dream Can Come True!

We may get started on living our “dream” to find yet another roadblock in life!  We just need to put on our Marvel costume of choice😉😉 , while we are flying over yet another challenge!!  Not to worry; let these roadblocks help build your character while you are becoming more and more accepting.  Stare at these challenges, give them a wink, and move forward!

The bottom line is this:

We cannot let anything, and I mean ANYTHING get in the way of making our dreams come true!  We may have to sacrifice staying at home, staying away from friends and family, and staying away from life as we knew it, but this is temporary!

Take this time to dive into your dream from a different perspective!  A planning perspective!  This is your time to harness absolutely everything needed to continue with your dreams in life.  It is time to perhaps, do more researching, reach out to those in the industry you are interested in (trust me, they have lots of time to answer any questions you may have), plan your steps, join some networks or groups, and create that step-by-step guide to Reaching Your Dreams!

This is your creative time, your visualization time, time for you to look back and see if you need to make any changes so that you can achieve your dreams, and time to actually “enjoy” each step of the way (we tend to forget to enjoy each stage).

This is your time!  Enjoy your dreams!  Wrap yourself up in every day knowing you are that much closer to achieving your dreams.  This time in your life, has been placed before you to gain wisdom, to gain gratitude for each day, to appreciate those in your life just a little bit more than you already do, and to become just a little bit more humble.

Your dreams can come true!  Stay Positive!

With Good Vibes Only – A Dream Can Come True!

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Making History! We Are All In This Together!

Facebook asks me every morning, “What’s on my mind?”
Then it hit me like a Mack Truck!
AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE ALL MAKING HISTORY!
The World has finally all come together as ONE and are working as a Team with nothing but care and compassion in their Hearts
The enemy in this case is invisible and we NEED each other to fight it off!  In my eyes, this is World War III and we are not fighting each other.
We truly are ONE!
The thought that we are doing this brought tears to my eyes.  The thought of what it took to bring us all together, made me cry even more, but the reality of it is that we were not fighting each other to get us to this point.
It is possible to live in Peace, to actually love each other enough (as we are doing now) to be kind to everyone, and it is possible to live a life where we do not cause pain to another human being or animal!
We are living the proof right now, that we can continue doing so!  Life is precious!
With Good Vibes Only – We Are Making History!  We Are All In This Together!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Something To Believe In!

We all need something to believe in!  Something to look forward to!

Passion is the key to both!

Since I’ve been at home now for over 2 weeks with my family, my list of goals has become quite long.  Unfortunately, it takes complete devastation in the World for people to figure out that life is short and we need to “go for it” while we can.

I’ve never wanted something so much, as I do now!  It isn’t just for me either, but for my family.  I want more than ever for everyone to have a belief in something; a goal and put all your efforts in too it!  Stay focused on the positive goals and believe in them!

Recently, you will find more and more people not taking for granted the little things anymore.  Like someone making your coffee for you!  Or doing your laundry!  Or making your dinner!  Or simply someone taking the time to truly care about your day!

Those are also things you will see people putting on their “something to believe in” list.  For example, showing gratitude more each day to those who show care for us.  There is nothing wrong with saying, more “thank you’s”.

It could look something like this:

  1. I believe if I show more gratitude to (*name) for constantly doing all those nice things for me on a daily basis, then they will feel happier and so will I.

Something so simple can bring so much more happiness to one’s life, by just saying “thank you”.

That is just an example of how easy it is to have something to believe in.  You can believe in a small dream or a large dream, just as long as you are believing 😊😊

With Good Vibes Only – Something To Believe In!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Top 10 Favorite Movies

Here are my Top 10 Favorite Movies!  My list is endless; it took me a while to come up with my Top 10, but here it is!  Hope you will take the time to watch them, if you haven’t already!

The Shawshank Redemption

Titanic

Back To The Future

Rocky

Bohemian Rhapsody

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Good Will Hunting

Steel Magnolias

Star is Born

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

 

With Good Vibes Only – My Top 10 Favorite Movies💖 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – My Top 10 Favorite Actors!

Here is my Top 10 Favorite Actors!  This list is endless, but I thought I would mention the following:

Al Pacino

Robert DeNiro

Morgan Freeman

Dustin Hoffman

Michael Caine

Anthony Hopkins

James Stewart

Robin Williams

Henry Fonda

Marlon Brando

 

The inspiration these actors have given to many, is what life is about in sharing a Gift of talent!  They constantly inspire those to succeed in their own dreams.  I know they have inspired me!

With Good Vibes Only – My Top 10 Favorite Actors 💖