Sing Along

Music was on my mind this week but a few other thoughts kept creeping into my writing.

So…

I love music. I love Christmas music. My iPod’s Christmas playlist is 4 hours and 38 minutes long. That’s a great deal of fa la la’s.

We are surrounded by people doing jobs that make our lives easier and better. Usually they are underpaid and invisible. Think about the man washing dishes in the back of the restaurant or the young woman that empties your office garbage each night. We should notice them. I was once a Safeway cashier. The frenzy of the Christmas season led me to quit even before I made it to December 24th. These days I never go through a check-out without asking the clerk how their day is going. I tell them they are doing a job I could never do. If we have a few extra moments I ask if they’ve had any assholy customers that day. This usually gets a laugh. My goal is to never be that asshole.

I love music. I love great vocals and heartfelt lyrics. My eyes and ears were glued to the TV this week with Jordan Smith winning the Voice and Adele’s New York concert. If you’re a creative person how can you not be inspired by Adele? I’m so glad she’s back. And Jordan… well his win restores my faith that vocals should rule the day.

On the weekend I went to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens to see the Christmas lights. I asked a young couple to sit on the bench so I could take their picture… this is what love looks like.van dusen blogI’ve taken other pictures of couples on park benches. I love the look on their faces when I show them the image and offer to send it to them. It’s a very easy way to spread some joy.

I love music. A great song has the power to change your mind.

Every day I get to spend time with amazing people. My clients are some of the most interesting, funny, heroic and inspiring people I’ve ever met. I love my job. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with how lucky I am.

I love music. I’ve been known to sing while I drive. I sound like crap but no one can hear so all is good. The new host of the Late Late Show, James Corden, has been getting famous singers to go for a ride with him… I dare you to watch this and not smile. One Direction and James

I also love penguins.

  • Deb

    I love this blog – it’s exactly how I usually think: a main theme but with random other thoughts popping up. I was smiling all the way through it even before I got to the One Direction interlude at which point I started singing out loud.

    Thank you for a very entertaining few minutes!

  • Hmm, penguins, I have a soft spot for them too.