Want to emulate and copy others who are bright stars/entertainers in their chosen field? Just remember, God has plans for you, the way the Almighty wants you to be. Sometimes we wish we can be like a famous vocalist singer or dancer or a musician, while we are pursuing our daily jobs or running a business. I’ve developed love for singing for many years, while working in the corporate and non-profits, basically as a financial analyst and as a coach/counselor. And on my own I sing (or whistle) the lyrics of well-known vocalists in our society or from abroad. This is for sheer joy and pleasure and feels good in my heart.
Over the years, I developed interest in Mexican Mariachi music. I like the song “Besame Mucho”, which means “Kiss Me More” in English. Dean Martin, the famous entertainer in the past, used to sing Besame Mucho, but, he sang in English, not Spanish. Since, I just listen to the Mariachi CD by Mariachi Vargas de Ticalitlan, I have not sung in Spanish. There is no English lyrics to align with Spanish “Mariachi” music/tune. So, I learned and memorized in Spanish (Mexican Mariachi), to sing Besame Mucho on Valentine’s day to my wife, as well as, sing while I am washing dishes or driving on the long distance freeway. It’s like music (the song) touching my soul. Appreciating stars is different from becoming obsessed with super vocalists, to be like them. There is a difference and I am aware of it, and keep my peace.
I admire some very popular vocalists, and I’ve memorized the lyrics with the original tune. All these vocalists, have contributed to people’s pleasure, in listening to theirs great songs. We do not have to be perfect, in voices they have sung, for us to sing their lyrics, to give us some joy and music to the soul. They are super stars in their fields, and perfected their voices for several years. Remember, God made you as a unique person in this world, and you are contributing to yourself and to others, with your knowledge and learned skills, in your chosen professional work or business endeavors. It’s wonderful to admire and appreciate others, who contribute to your enjoyment by singing. Just do not compare yourself to the super star, just be you. Another vocalist I enjoy singing the lyrics is Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa”, the classic. I did memorize the lyrics this year, and mesmerized my wife, on Valentines day with “Mona Lisa”. I like the classics, and still keep singing “Mona Lisa”, while I am washing dishes, or at the gym, with my head set plugged into my cell phone recorded music.
My admiration also goes to Perry Como, who sang “Home For The Holidays”. Last year, a month before Christmas, I memorized the song, and I sang at three different business networking groups in Las Vegas. It gives me great joy, in my heart for the wonderful vocalist as Como, who brought joy to millions of people around the world. I also find, singing the tune you enjoy, brings joy to the soul, reduces stress and depression, and improves our psychological well-being. We are ministering to ourselves as well as to others with joy.
It gives me great joy and inspiration, when I sing spiritual and devotional songs. One of the hymns, I came to keep singing several times a year, with senior assisted living centers, and when I am “puttering around”, is, “How Great Thou Art”. Elvis Presley recorded “How Great Thou Art” and sold millions of CD’s worldwide. I admire Elvis singing the spiritual hymn, and carries with it, the spiritual vibrations, and devotion/praises to God. Praising God via singing is pleasing to our hearts, as well as pleasing God. We are a miracle and praise God for his blessings on us, by singing “How Great Thou Art”. Be the person God created to be, without comparing or be “like” the super stars, and enjoy and bring joy to your heart by singing.
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love, Las Vegas