Monday, October 19, 2020 - Goodness

I lost a friend last week suddenly who was a fine example of someone who exemplifies goodness. She always thought of others and strove to help and do things to build up and not tear down and to leave the world a better place. So what makes a person decide to do good in their life as a practice? I’m sure for some it’s just logical that doing good in the world is helpful to everyone and makes the world better. For some it may be that their religious beliefs encourage them to do good by Jesus' example or whomever they follow or a simple fear of God. For some it is other kinds of spirituality that see a certain oneness with all creation and a purpose to every act. For some it may just be training through being raised to always opt to do good by their parents and their friends. For some it is a humanistic morality of fairness and reciprocal treatment. For my friend and many of you I suspect it is a combination of many of these ideas. I know it is for me. I really do want to make the world a better place, and I have seen everything from spiritual teaching to brain chemistry to morality that shows me that a world of goodness is better for everyone involved. In the end our friends and family are all that matter, and those are cultivated through goodness to each other. I will miss my friend, but I know she spent her life spreading goodness that made a lot of people’s lives better, and the world and I am better for knowing her.  

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What have I been up to? 

It was warm enough that I was still able to play for several of my senior care facilities last week, but that may not last much longer. I keep saying that, but I honestly will feel the loss when I can no longer give to these folks though outside performances. I am in hopes that I can do do some more shows online for them when it is too cold to perform outside in person.  

My Thursday online show of TV show themes and commercials was a blast, and there was so much reminiscing and good feeling going on that I know really helped some folks. It was a joy to be a part of my online friends group - “Where everybody knows your name.” 

Sunday night was also fun with lots of new songs and old favorites. My poor brain is getting pretty full of music, but I was still able to load up some new tunes and deliver them. This group is so supportive and enthusiastic, and it does me such good to be able to be at the center and also look on from the outer circle at such caring and fine people. Come on out and join in! 

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What am I up to this week? 

I have 4 senior care facilities barring a cold snap this week. It looks like Friday it will only be 46°, so that may knock out one facility. This virus can’t be over soon enough.  

Thursday 7-8:30 my online show will be dedicated to songs about the moon to honor the blue moon we have this month on Halloween. The moon has been such a big part of our culture and creative thoughts and writing for all of history. It will be great to dive into some of these tunes that celebrate our celestial partner.  
tommunch.com/online-concerts 
facebook.com/tom.munch  

Sunday 7-8:30 will be my online favorites and requests show. I have a continuous stream of new songs and old favorites I’m working on that dominate my weeks of late. It’s a different experience that I’ve honestly not been able to concentrate on for much of my career since I’m normally traveling to and from gigs with little time to work on new songs. It’s been fun, but my brain gets confused from one tune to the next sometimes. It’s a worthwhile challenge! Come on out and experience the camaraderie and challenge with me! 
tommunch.com/online-concerts  
facebook.com/tom.munch  

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That’s it for this week. I hope you are taking care of yourself. With all that is going on it is easy to get wrapped up in the stresses and not care for yourself and others around you. This limits our amount of energy and awareness for spreading goodness. I think it is important.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of moon songs 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts  
When:  Thursday, October 22, 7-8:30 pm mountain time 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts  
When:  Sunday, October 25, 7-8:30 pm mountain 

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