WE ARE THE WORLD
This is a song of hope and love. The lyrics have us heeding the call for the world to come together as one to lend a hand to life and make it a brighter day.
DeBarge - Rhythm of the Night
The chorus in this song, "Forget about the worries on your mind; you can leave them all behind." I hope you take this message into the new year.
Maya Angelou - Human Family
Maya began her poem with the words, "I note the obvious differences in the human family." She ended by saying these words three times, "We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.”
The O'Jays - We're All in This Thing Together
We are all in this together - no truer words have been spoken in this time of the coronavirus. So let's stick to
get and show great character in how we treat each other.
Mary Mary - Can't Give Up Now
The title of this song is noted above. However, the lyrics,
"I don't believe He's brought me this far to leave me" really resonated with me.
In this video, Nick Vujicic demonstrates the power of living without imposing limits on ourselves. We inflict, consciously or subconsciously, physical and mental barriers that prevent us from moving forward and living our best lives. Take a leaf out of Nick’s book: stop worrying, be thankful, and forge ahead!
Diana Ross - Reach Out And Touch
Someone may need you today as much as you need them;
reach out and make contact.
Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror
Michael gave an outstanding performance when he sang those powerful words in this song. He seemed to be imploring us to change. After all these years, the words still resonate with me. As you listen, I hope you will be inspired to…take a look at yourself and make that change!
Ray Charles - Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh, what a wonderful day, I’ve got a beautiful feeling, Everything's going my way! There is something about these words that lift me up and bring a smile to my face. I hope it does the same for you as you watch this video and listen to Ray Charles rocking the house!
Kirk Franklin - I Smile
Your heart may be dark on some days as things are not going well, and although it wouldn’t be easy, try to bring a smile to your lips.
Skin In the Game - Andy Stanley
A powerful video discussion of racial tension and how both sides think, feel, and react in situations with law enforcement. Their honesty really hits home as most times neither party is comfortable talking about the elephant in the room. I hope the discussion opens the door for you to have a civil conversation with your peers at work, church, neighborhood, and other social events.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! May the magic of Christmas lift your spirits and gladden your heart! Blessings for a New Year filled with love, joy, peace, and whatever makes your soul sing!