PMP Bonus Track: Focusing on the Simple Joys of Life

Today I’ve decided to take a break from a focus on school leadership and share some simple joys of life.

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During Thanksgiving Break, I took time to record a couple of songs that I decided to include in today’s bonus podcast track.
My wife and I have four children: 3 girls and 1 boy. This Thanksgiving we hosted some of my wife’s relatives including her cousin, Joy, who is one year older than our oldest daughter. When the girls were little, we wrote a song together called “3 Little Girls,” and we decided this past week to sit at the kitchen table with a microphone and my guitar to record it.
Here are the lyrics and a direct link to the recording of the song:
Three Little Girls
by William D. Parker
Thanksgiving 2012
Music recorded Thanksgiving 2016
1. One time there were three little girls
They played in a make-believe world
Oooh, ooh, ooh
Pretending they were mommy’s then
They held their Barbies and their Kens
Oooh, ooh, ooh
And they wrote a little song
And everybody sang along
oooh, oooh, ooooh
2. One day the three grew into teens
They shared their make up and their dreams
oooh, ooh, ooh
They laughed and dreamed of life away
Where they could span the globe someday
oooh, ooh, ooh
3. A few years later and they met
At the church where one was wed
ooh, ooh, ooh
They laughed and cried some happy tears
As they thought back on those years
oooh, ooh, ooh
O Holy Night
Joy also blessed us with a solo of O Holy Night, one of my favorite Christmas songs, and I recorded it as well. If you want enjoy this simply beautiful song, listen in here.

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As you’re entering the last weeks before Christmas break, how are you are investing in the more meaningful parts of your life so that you are staying re-charged for serving your schools?

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