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Sun Dec 24, 2017, 10:42 PM

This really uplifting thing happpened this week...

I am in a community choir, and this week we sang at an outdoor square with a giant Christmas tree. As we were assembling, a little boy about 4 and a little girl about 3 who were in the group of people milling around came and stood with us just in front of me. When it became clear we were going to sing, their dad apologized and said he didn't know they were crashing a performance. I and the other choir members close to them told him no problem; we're very inclusive, and they were most welcome.

None of the songs were traditional Christmas songs; they were all songs we'd learned this term, so the kids didn't know the songs. I was right behind them and kept leaning over to sneak looks at them. They were singing right along with us, following the choir director like they'd been doing it all their lives. Granted, they were mostly simple songs with a fair amount of repetition, but still! I was amazed at how quickly they picked up the lyrics and figured out where to stop and start. It was like they'd been in the choir the whole term.

They were confident, fearless and seemed to feel like they absolutely belonged there. I was so glad that their dad let them participate. It was the sweetest thing and uplifted everyone, both the choir and the onlookers. There is so much good in the world, and it can be easy to overlook in the these times. I make a deliberate attempt to find it and share it wherever I can. I wanted to share this today with you all in hopes it will bring a smile to your face as well.

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Amaryllis Dec 2017 OP
Ilsa Dec 2017 #1
yellerpup Dec 2017 #2
Amaryllis Dec 2017 #4
lucca18 Dec 2017 #3
Amaryllis Dec 2017 #5
Phoenix61 Dec 2017 #6
Amaryllis Dec 2017 #7
Paka Dec 2017 #8
JI7 Dec 2017 #9
marble falls Dec 2017 #10
Pacifist Patriot Dec 2017 #11

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 10:44 PM

1. Really Cool!

Merry Christmas!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:35 PM

2. What a great Christmas story!

Smiling and hubby laughing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:42 PM

4. Thanks for appreciating! It was so heartwarming that I just had to share.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:40 PM

3. Merry Christmas!

Thank you for sharing that wonderful story!

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:44 PM

5. Thank you! It made me happy and I hoped it would do the same for others.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:50 PM

6. Thanks for sharing

It seems they are very cool kids who have an equally cool dad. Go figure.😀

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 24, 2017, 11:56 PM

7. Cool dads raise cool kids? I loved it that he let them stay.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 12:01 AM

8. Lovely story.

The true spirit of Christmas.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 12:24 AM

9. they probably do a lot of singing on their own

that's how they were not too shy and able to pick it up so fast.

glad you let them participate.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 12:26 AM

10. Worked!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Mon Dec 25, 2017, 09:58 AM

11. I love this.

I've sung in choirs throughout my life and all three of my sons are in choirs (high school and university). A good choir experience bonds you with others in such a unique way. I am so glad your choir enjoyed the participation of these two little tykes. I wish I could have seen it. I'd have probably been wiping tears from my eyes.

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