I need prayer. The people at the nursing home are really enjoying the music I play on Sunday afternoons, and they have started coming out of their rooms into the Day Room to listen and they compliment me! It makes me nervous. I am delighted of course; but I have performance anxiety really badly. I feel I need to learn new songs and have a good repertoire (sp?) for them. I very much want to please them. They have so little enjoyment in their lives. I am trying to play Happy Days are here Again, As time goes by, and You put a song in my Heart, from a fancy Songbook that has lots of weird chords that make these songs sound great. I have also learned part of The Entertainer by ear, and can play that. Otherwise I play hymns, take requests, etc. I don’t want to be nervous. They are not judging me, they are so appreciative. I also feel I cannot skip a Sunday, they are watching for me now because we’ve been coming almost every Sunday forever just to visit. We added the music about 5 weeks ago. I do get so nervous. But their positive response is so rewarding. They ask me “Please come again next week!” So I try. It’s a beautiful experience. After I play I go around and shake hands and love on the people, talk with them and occasionally pray with them. The opportunity to do this is a gift from God. So I will pray for less nerves.