The singing group I am in is called "The Wanna B's".
My brother-in-law started the group and asked my husband (his brother) and I to be a part of it. We played in a couple of bands together when we were young, and have continued to sing together on and off since then. It's a good way to give to the community while doing something we like to do.
The Wanna B's sing to soundtracks and donate all proceeds to local charities. We have a good group and enjoy working with each other. We started by giving weekend performances at a large venue, then added single nights at smaller places, and last week we branched out and did a three-hour dance. They enjoyed us so much that they asked us back at the end of the month.
I think we're on a roll!
My husband sang in the group before I decided to join. You see, after my cancer I felt uncomfortable around groups of people, except for our families. I avoided a couple of weddings and other gatherings because I just didn't have the energy, and I didn't feel up to all the small talk and questions.
My husband had a mini-stroke the same year I had cancer. He also is handicapped with post-polio, so just going to work took all his energy. But singing with his brother again was more important to him than the way he felt.
My brother-in-law still gets a little teary-eyed when he talks about how he thinks his group was the catalyst for our getting healthy again - and, you know, I think he's right.
God offers opportunities to help us in life, but we need to be ready to receive them - for God leaves it up to us to recognize and choose to accept these gifts in order to receive the blessings they offer.