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Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Five: Who or What Lifts You Up?

My colleague, an Italian, just walked by my door singing, "Jingle Bell Rock." At the end of each line, he punctuated it with a clap!

"Jingle bell, Jingle bell, Jingle Bell rock (*clap!*)"

I'm not sure he knows any more of the song than that, but he sure does sound happy. :)

Another colleague and friend, who has been away from our workplace for several months, has returned on a part-time basis. She danced into my room this morning with a big, "HEEEEY!" and hugged me.

I love having people and things in my life that lift me up. This morning started out with icky things running through my head: I've been sick, I feel like a zombie; my husband's been sick; all the world's news seems to be bad, Christmas is coming and my proverbial goose is not nearly fat! and work deadlines are looming. And yet, and yet.

These two friends have brought a smile to my face today. My spirits are lifted.

So, for today's Friday Five: What lifts you up when you are low or troubled? Who helps you remember that you are not alone, it's getting better all the time, etc.?

Your five responses can be people you know, people you DON'T know, music, places, foods, scripture, surprises, something you do for someone else. It could be a pair of slippers. It could be a glass of water.

Bonus: Do you like the song "Jingle Bell Rock?" If you do, who do you prefer to hear sing it? Bobby Helms, Brenda Lee, Mean Girls, Stephanie Smith, Chubby Checker, Billy Gilman, Brian Setzer, Hilary Duff, Thousand Foot Krutch (I am not making this up), oh, there are so many more! I am currently partial to my friend Marco.

If you play, let us know in the comments! You can use this easy formula to make a link: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>


  1. I played at

    Dang that song is in my head!!!

  2. Thanks Mary Beth I am smiling now my play is here

  3. Took me awhile because I had to watch all the links I put in.

  4. Ah, Mary Beth, thank you for pitching in ahd posting this. I'm sorry I didn't get it done. We had a cable issue this a.m. and no computer till a little while ago. Then Blogger just kept freezing up on me somehow. Ah, I still need a new computer. Wonder if Santa will come through?

    However, I have now posted my thoughts here.> Lalalalalalalala!

  5. My hands are cold and I have too much to do, but I have lots to cheer me! And my verification word is genes, which is good for a genealogist! Back later to read since I have two more blog posts to do.

  6. Something about doing this is like a session of therapy for me--always brings insights. Great friday five! My answers here.

  7. Uh-oh, I just realized that I never actually posted my post referred to earlier. It's up now, though.

  8. I played at my place -


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