It is a part of who I am. When I sing, I’m in a state of complete control of myself, physically mentally and emotionally. Singing helps me to express my innermost feelings and thoughts. I sing to feel the swelling, overflowing happiness and love and sadness all at once. Singing brings me peace and restores my spirit. I sing because it reminds me of the importance of recognizing humanness. I sing because it is a gift to be shared. It is a release, an outlet, and a form of creative expression. It connects me to something bigger than everyday life, something bigger than myself. When singing with other people, I feel complete and not alone. I can connect with people I’ve never met or don’t know simply through the common love of music. When you’re involved in music, the people who surround you are your family. It brings people together; singing together is a power that can change the world. It makes me feel like I am making a difference. When I sing I am empowered, a part of the world, in a family. In times when words cannot be spoken, music speaks. Music is infinite. You can always make more; there is always more to learn. There are endless numbers of songs to sing and an endless number of ways to sing them. Without singing, I wouldn’t be me. It’s something I look forward to doing for the rest of my life. How could I live without it? I sing to learn, to grow, to change the world.