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Born Singing

When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I was born singing – well, I sneezed first before I cried. Then I cooed – a humming song! By the time I was five, I wanted to be in an all girls’ choir and tour the world!

No, I didn’t end up doing that. I’m not in that choir! But, you can understand why I was so enamored by the unique sounds of this girls’ choir, Jitro (Daybreak) from the Czech Republic! What a privilege to hear them! And they ARE touring the world!!

I posted a couple of short videos from the second half of their concert this week. Here are a couple from the first half. Listening to them will cause you and all who hear to want to ask “Alexa” to play some of their music for you! I did that. They are recorded on Spotify.

One of the girls told us during the fellowship time after the concert that she’d been singing all her life, too. And she joined the choir when she was four! See, I could have lived my five-year-old dream!

When you were five, what did you want to grow up to be?

What do you think you were born to be?

Thanks for joining me at JanBeek today. Have a lovely 🥰 rest of your Friday – and enjoy your weekend!

Hugs and happy music to you!

Comments on: "Born Singing" (21)

  1. Fran McNeill said:

    I wanted to be a singer, a nurse, or a hair dresser! I got to be a singer, pianist, and choir director. Hurray!

  2. I dreamed of being a teacher and was one for a while.

    • Yes, that’s what I decided I wanted to be about the time I turned 12 and my teacher let me spend an hour a day (during the spelling time) in the kindergarten class – helping those little ones. I fell in love with teaching then! I taught for 24 years and then moved to administration. It was a wonderful career. My last two years I moved back to the classroom and had the joy of taking a group of 1st graders on to 2nd grade. Many of them are my FaceBook friends today (24 years later)!! <3 I loved teaching!! and I used music in the classroom every single day, of course!

  3. Dana Pulliam said:

    I cannot recall ever not wanting to be a teacher, and I was one for several years. Music, however, has been the strongest constant in my life. Most mornings I wake up with a song in my head. Sometimes it’s one I’ve not thought of in years, sometimes it’s a commercial jingle, and sometimes it’s just a random tune. I’m not sure how long I could retain my sanity without music! And I have wunnerful memories of making beautiful music with you! 🎶❤🎵

    • I share those wonderful memories, Dana. Thanks for sharing! Gotcha in my daily prayers, my friend. Love ya bunches!! <3

  4. I wanted to be an astronaut as many children, I guess I fulfil that part of me by thinking about the universe many a times and imagining what it would be like out there. I realise that I’m a part of it and it’s inside me.

    Thanks for writing this, made me think about a lot of things 🙂

    • Thanks for reading and taking time to comment, Rahul. It doesn’t surprise me that you wanted to be an astronaut. Your writing is often “other worldly!” <3

  5. Are they singing the US’s national anthem?
    It’s lovely btw.

    I do sing but I’m conscious of singing out loud because of the inconvenience to my neighbours(also a lil shy).

    I’m grateful I got to read this. My ambition is renewed. It felt like music that reminds you of a feeling. Thank you for this.

    • Yes, they began their concert with, “Oh say can you see…”🎶🇺🇸 It was bone chilling – tear inducing, glorious!

  6. Interesting… I took life as it came and did not have any great aspirations that I can recall. I just wanted to do things that would benefit others and make the world a better place!

  7. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  8. Thank you Jan. I enjoyed the encore performance of this incredible singers. When I was five years old, I definitely wasn’t dreaming of becoming a singer. My interest moved into sports and athletics about the time I began elementary school.

    • Ah hah! And you reverted back. to that singing dream as you also became a great artist? What happened to the sporting dream?

  9. Samir Farid said:


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