Monday, September 20, 2021 - Making a Difference

Hello, 

One of the most important things in our lives is feeling like we’re making a difference. There are many ways to do this. Giving to others is one of the most meaningful things I have found that makes a difference. I’m lucky that I have music as an obvious gift that I can give to others, but we all have talents and abilities that we can use to make others’ lives better and thus add meaning to our lives. Making a difference can be as simple as going out of your way to help someone, open a door, welcome them, or tell them they look nice. Little things can change someone else’s attitude, and that can ripple through out an entire day or community. It doesn’t take much, and it can add meaning and make a difference to others as well as ourselves. As I look back on my life there are some very big ways that someone else did something that made a difference to me or an entire group, but there are also very small things that made a difference. It just took the presence of mind and the brief pause to think of the kind or the beneficial thing that showed care and respect in the moment. I encourage you to try to make a difference as you go through your day and your week. 

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What have I been up to? 

Last week was a good one. It felt so good to be back to playing after my COVID isolation. 

I had 8 senior facilities including one where I hadn’t been for a whole year because of COVID. It was SO good to see them. Talk about feeling like you’re making a difference! I love these folks. 

My Monday night online show doing favorites was a good one. I didn’t expect as many people as usual on an off night and with Monday Night Football, but so many great folks came out and joined in. 

Wednesday I played for the Pueblo Zoo at Senior Discovery Week, and it was more than fun! I also brought a PA for them to use on Tuesday and Thursday morning, so I got to see a lot of the wonderful staff. It was a pleasure! 

Wednesday night I played at the Gold Dust Saloon in Pueblo to a local crowd of good friends, and it was a rare night when everything really clicked. 

Thursday night’s online show was doing Elvis Presley tunes, and it was a boppin’ good time. His ‘50s tunes especially were just a hoot! 

I had a Philmont reunion on Saturday that was full of old friends and new friends and good food and conversation. I even played a few tunes at the end to round out the evening. 

My Sunday online show was doing favorites and requests as always. It was rewarding and sweet with good friends and music. 

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What am I up to this week? 

I have 8 senior facilities this week, and I always look forward to these. It will be a bit cooler, so I don’t think I’ll be doing any of them outdoors. That may present some challenges. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be doing Fall songs. I have so many great songs about this season, and I’d hate to miss the opportunity to sing them, so come on out Thursday night to celebrate the Fall equinox and the cooler weather. 

Saturday I have a private concert for a Good Sam’s RV gathering. I’ve played shows for Good Sam’s groups for a decade now, and I always enjoy their camaraderie and spirit. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will be doing favorites and requests as always. We have such a giving group who I know make a difference in their lives. It’s a joy to be part of them. Come on out and join in. 

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That’s it for this week. I look forward to the changing season, and I hope you are staying safe and happy. Hope you can do something that will make a difference this week. 

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of Fall songs 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Thursday, September 23, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites  
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Sunday, September 26, 7-8:30 pm mountain time 

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