My sons are participating in a choir this fall for the first time. They have always loved to sing, so we thought we'd try this out.
Every week when they leave choir practice they are grinning from ear to ear and seem like they are walking on air. There is something transforming about singing for them. I noticed this from the beginning and have mentioned it frequently to friends and family. As I was emailing the choir director today, I realized I had not mentioned it to her.
So, I shared my observations and her response floored me. She replied, "Thanks for your wonderful email - made my day!"
I'm always surprised how much those little positive reinforcements make such a big difference.