Today I was moved to tears..
Not because of Noelle’s performance…(kindie only laaa….😝)
BUT a simple encouragement by parents when one of Noelle’s schoolmate was nervous to perform.
The girl actually cried in the waiting room when she was called to stage. Then her turn was skipped. She was called again when she said she was ready to go. But once on stage and her pianist started playing, she started crying again. Parents who were watching started clapping to the tune to encourage her to sing on stage. She couldn’t. Then the emcee told her to stand on the ground (instead of the stage) to sing. (Her mum was already next to the emcee.) When she started singing, some parents stood up and clapped along. Soon, the teary face turned a smiley face. Right after she finished singing, everyone cheered loudly for her!
It was such a touching moment. If I were the mum, I think I will cry on the spot (at that point, my tear nearly want to drip out🙄 so I pretend flu flu abit😂). A very real situation and genuine encouragement from parents even though not their kids! (I actually turned my head to look at those parents who gave the encouragement; and of course, followed!)
This reminds us to be kind to one another. We are in no competition to see who sings and/or play the piano better! We are here to give confidence to all kids that they could perform in front of a crowd!