Right now, my girls are wrapping-up sports activities & I'm looking to the next extra-curricular. They've been doing sports, following the older boys in the family. Now, I'd like them to switch gears.
I think it is important to expose children to all sorts of activities and for them to develop varied skills and talents. EXPOSURE, I believe is one key to learning to seek a fulfilling lifestyle. Music touches the soul, it reaches places you can't get to by yourself. If you never pick up an instrument, you can't discover the wee small places within your spirit that will connect you to the source of all creativity, God.
I took piano lessons as a child. When I played, sometimes I would enter the "zone". For me, in those moments, I was all alone, just me and the music. I was transported away from my problems, my fears, my doubts and anyone's expectations. How important is that? How much is it worth?