This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Friday, May 8, 2009

MY FAVORITE THINGS (Senior Citizens' Version)

A friend sent me this wonderful lyric that Julie Andrews recently sang at a convention of the AARP in New York City.  She received a 4-minute standing ovation after the performance.  It's priceless!!


Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things. . . 

When the "pipes" leak, 
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Lap robes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinning,
Weak bones and fractures and hair that is thinning,
And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache,
When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad!


Rick said...

When I think that the only things on that list that apply to me are nose drops, glasses and thinning hair, THEN I don't feel so bad.

Don said...

No creaking bones? Wow, I'm impressed!

And porch swings have ALWAYS been on my list of FTs.

Don said...

Thankfully the thinning hair still isn't an issue for me.