Ah to heck with that - let's make some noise! I now pronounce this the first annual International Don't Be Shy Day! Be confident that telling your friends and neighbors about this new holiday will arouse absolutely no interest. But you will have DONE it, and who cares what other people think of us anyway? I certainly don't.
Here are some ideas for living today to the fullest. Ideas can be carried over until tomorrow if you run out of time.
First, dress up in your best duck outfit and visit your local museum. Do not get twitchy if someone yells "DUCK!".
Stand out from the crowd by driving an antique automobile. Notice the looks of envy and amazement you receive. Offer to teach others about Ultramatic Drive.
Have an attack of the vapors while swinging in the park. You may be surprised at how many people run to your aid. With cameras.
Dress your entire family as famous movie characters and express confusion as to why no one else is Trick-Or-Treating.
Reassure each of your friends (if you have more than one) that the main character in your latest novel was NOT based upon them, although many will jump to that conclusion. Begin to dress like Virginia Woolf and show only your left profile, explaining that the other side of your face is just TOO ugly.
Announce your next dirigible trip in the Society pages of your local paper. Express sorrow that the flight is sold out.
If you follow the above suggestions, you will no longer be shy and will in fact feel very empowered. You will never be embarrassed by anything, no matter how embarrassing it may be.