things aren't always as they seem

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Gift Suggestions

Gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

Treat these as gifts for each day.

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Christmas Truce

In 1914, during the Great War (World War I), an unofficial truce took place on Christmas Day along the Western Front. Some German and British soldiers took it upon themselves to celebrate Christmas by stopping the war, greeting each other, exchanging what small items they had as gifts (cigarettes, chocolate, etc.) and playing a soccer game. Peace broke out in more than one area and in more than one year.

Christmas Star

There is a memorial in Ypres, Belgium commemorating this truce that was lead by the soldiers themselves.

This is my favorite Christmas story.

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Tone Deaf, Tone Mute

To be clear: I’m not tone deaf, I’m tone mute. I can hear the notes but I can’t repeat them. My singing is on the same level as Edith Bunker of All In The Family.

I’m wondering if I can find a singing teacher who can actually teach me to sing. I know there are tons of teachers who help people improve their singing, but those people started out with some noticeable singing ability in the first place.

What about the rest of us?

Then there’s the possibility that I am already at the peak of my singing ability.

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