Drink a Cup of Kindness

Submitted by Kay Helbling


Christmas Day as we sang along with the choir…”What Child is this…bring Him laud”, I turned to my son and said, “Exactly what is laud?”


Over the years I’ve sung along to some tunes, barely recognizing what words I was saying. Remember Creedence Clearwater’s “Bad Moon Rising”?  To everyone else it was “bad moon on the rise”. To me it was “bathroom on the right”. 


Not wanting to make that kind of mistake again, I thought it best I find out just what I was “drinking a cup of kindness to” for “Auld Lang Syne”. I found that it is actually an old Scottish tune that says we are drinking to days gone by.


So, from my family to yours, I hope the new year brings you many new friends and memories that you will be able to drink to for many years to come. 


And, today, if you are in the mood for a nostalgic view of Auld Lang Syne, check it out as the theme song to an old movie, “Waterloo Bridge”. But, let me warn you, it’ll bring a tear to your eyes. Just click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3afAIi6IQ


Oh, and by the way, “laud” means we are to bring Him praise, glory, and honor. A nice way to start the year, wouldn’t you say?


Happy New Year everyone!


Kay was an insurance adjuster and executive for 15 years, a small business owner and a teacher for 10. But, her most fulfilling work has been as a mother of her two boys. She is now looking forward to an empty nest with her best friend—her husband.



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