Sing Hallelujah!

Clump #117: Clear spare change out of drawer and donate to a good cause.

Today’s clump wasn’t big or difficult, but it sure felt good.  I took all the spare change that my husband had accumulated in his bureau drawer (with his permission of course), and donated it to a bring-in-your-change fundraiser at our Quaker Meeting for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

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Before Meeting we participated in a rousing rendition of The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

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The member who directed us remarked that the holidays tend to be a time of year for stress and strain, tiffs between people, etc., so she recommended, “Just say ‘Hallelujah,’ and it will all be fixed.”

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Not everything can be fixed by saying “Hallelujah,” as many people in the Philippines could attest.

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But I think it’s been scientifically proven that you can not feel holiday stresses or blues while singing the majestic Hallelujah Chorus.

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