Good news and bad news, and things we tell ourselves. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
Good King Wenceslas! Such an important message about caring for others. Also, it's not very commercialized, which I love. (Can you imagine a celebrity version?!)
Where Are You Christmas—Faith Hill.
O Holy Night
I have a friend who’s comfortably set financially. She’ll never have to worry about money. I, on the other hand, have had to live many times hand-to-mouth. Her common phrase is “I can’t afford to do that.” Finally, I stopped her. I pointed out the truth of the matter and suggested she say “I choose not to do that”, which was closer to the truth.
“Same Auld Lang Syne” (Dan Fogelberg) Not a traditional holiday tune, but strikes a chord for anyone that makes that trip to their hometown for the holidays.
Also, about being too old? I changed vocations at 45, and half of my class was older than I was. Now into my 70’s, I’m learning to do another vocation along with what I’m already doing. So many comments are about “aren’t you a little old to change careers?”. But as long as I have the energy and passion, I’ll eek out all I can from life, especially if it helps others.
Carol of the Bells. Haunting and beautiful.
Oh Holy Night by Reba McEntirr
Linus and Lucy
All I want for Xmas is my two front teeth
O Holy Night (original French version)
Baby It’s Cold Outside - the tune itself and the interplay between Dean Martin and Marilyn Maxwell was great.
Can’t pick just one so Bing Crosby’s Home For the Holidays is in my top five. And you can’t go wrong with Wyndham Hill’s Winter Solstice I, I and III as well as their December - all four CDs make a great set.
Just do it. Hahaha
I have two favorite songs. Rocking around the Christmas Tree as a "current" song and Silver Bells as a classic.
Have I lied on a resume? Nope. Have I put my experience and abilities in the best possible light? Of course. Is that a lie?
Also, what dufus puts their salary on a resume? That's a conversation after a job offer.
Finally, funnily enough, I've been thinking about those who don't graduate high school. It really doesn't matter. I didn't wind where I did because of what I learned in high school. I'd rather have some "dumb" enthusiastic person willing to learn than a wet behind the ears grad from Wharton.
I always use my mom for inspiration. She was involved in a major flood in her 90's. Had to be rescued over water because it came up so fast. Her takeaway? "I always wanted to ride in a canoe"