Library Cafe closes at 4:45 pm today.
Someone sent me this about 10 years ago so the number may be off.
We are luckier than we think,
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep…
you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish some place,
you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you wake up this morning with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week.
If you never have experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 500 million people in this world.
If you attended a church, temple, or mosque meeting without fear of harassment, arrest or torture or death…
you are more blessed than 3 billion people in this world.
If you hold your head with a smile on your face be truly thankful.
You are more blessed because the majority can. But most do not.
If you read this message you just received a double blessing that someone was thinking of you and further more.
You are more blessed than 2 billion people in the world that can’t read.
Holiday songs: Classics: White Christmas, The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)-Nat “King” Cole, Jingle Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland, A Holly Jolly Christmas-Burl Ives, Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Frosty the Snowman, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World, Ave Maria, O Holy Night, Do You Hear What I Hear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Noël, O Tannenbaum, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-Gene Autry, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Deck the Halls.
Near classics: All I Want for Christmas Is You, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Feliz Navidad-José Feliciano, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year-Andy Williams, Fa La La, Rumpapumpun, Do They Know It’s Christmas, Winter Wonderland, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Perry Como, Do You Hear What I Hear?, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Rock: Jingle Bell Rock-Bobby Helms, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee, Blue Christmas-Elvis Presley, Little Saint Nick-The Beach Boys.
Funny: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late), Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey-Lou Monte, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Run Rudolph Run, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, All I Want for Christmas is my first two teeth, Barking dogs song.
More songs: It’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, t’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Mistletoe, Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 -Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Christmas Canon-Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Last Christmas-Taylor Swift, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Baby, These Are Special Times, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt, That Spirit of Christmas-Ray Charles, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Merry Christmas Baby-Bruce Springsteen, Hard Candy Christmas-Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Sleigh Ride-The Ronettes, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, a Real Good Tan-Kenny Chesney, Christmas Time Is Here, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, When a Child Is Born, There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
These are combined favorites from the top 100 Holiday songs as reported by iTunes and from top40.about.com. Also Seven Days of Kwanzaa by Jacquie Godden, Umoja (March), Kujichagulia Adam Sandler’s The Hanukkah Song, Barena.
Even More from top40.about.com: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas-Judy Garland, Jingle Bell Rock-Billy Idol, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World- Michael Bolton, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Josh Groban, Christmas Time Is Here, Do You Hear What I Hear?, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Run Rudolph Run It’s a Marshmallow World-Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, O Little Town of Bethlehem,It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas-Perry Como, When a Child Is Born-Johnny Mathis, There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays-The Osmonds, All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth), Deck the Halls.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
YOUR DAILY SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE NEW YEAR
Toothpick… to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone,
Rubber band…to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go
the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid… to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone
Eraser…to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn from
Candy Kiss…to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.
Mint…to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum…to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish
Pencil…to remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag…to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list
This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter,
music, and warm feelings in your heart in 2018.