It has been a busy week, in which I have not given myself quite enough time to complete the tasks that need to be done. That's part of what I do before Christmas, so I don't get stressed about it. I know I always get everything done, with seconds to spare!
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I wanted to share one of my favourite moments from this past week with you. It happened when I was at the cashier paying for my purchases. I was told that if I was willing to sing a Christmas song, I could get 20% off my bill. For real?!?
The cashier didn't yet know that I love to sing. She also didn't know that in the last two weeks I have sung in three choir performances, including singing Handel's Messiah while enjoying these beautiful stained glass windows.
But when put on the spot to pick a Christmas song to sing a solo in a store, I was overwhelmed by all the great choices. I started off singing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas", but really the weather here is terrible... rainy and unbelievably warm, with a possible high of 10+ degrees on Christmas Eve. Yuck.
So I stopped singing that song once I realized it wasn't a good choice, and I switched to Jingle Bells. The cashier (who was clearly not enjoying this as much as I) said to me: "You only have to sing the first two lines".
I pretended I didn't hear her and continued singing until the song was over, and by then other customers were singing with me. We all got 20% off our purchases! And we got to sing! You can't beat that!
And interestingly, the cashier said that not everyone was as enthusiastic, and that some customers preferred to pay full price and not sing! I have been shaking my head about that ever since.
Okay... I'm off to be a singing elf in Santa's workshop!