I literally laughed out loud today. By myself. In my clinic space.
I had just finished up with a client, who LOVES the wooden frog guiro. Loves it, as in, talks about it at home so much that Mom had to buy two of them. It’s adorable.
Anyway, I noticed at the end of our session that poor froggie’s mallet was just shredded and really starting to splinter. I knew that I could just use a wooden rhythm stick to substitute for a mallet, but I’ve got plenty of clients that would have a meltdown if it wasn’t the “correct” mallet.
So I was sitting there in my chair and thought to myself “Gosh, I wish I had some sandpaper!”.
Enter, the sandpaper blocks.
I literally laughed out loud when I thought to myself “I am literally using all of my resources!”. So often I am thinking of resources that are outside of myself and I don’t think of what I already have. More blog posts to come on that topic later.
Anyway, I spent a good five minutes sanding down my splintered mallet and voila!! I guess it just goes to show that some of our best resources come from within. Within ourselves, or sometimes just within our instrument bag!
Yes! Also often we throw out something that is broken and don’t think to fix it! I love that you did that!
Yes Kate! Not going to lie, I thought I might have to throw it out. So glad I didn’t have to. Now I will be looking for things to sand down during my day!