How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 [John  Lewis]

This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.

Your Song Lyrics

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Writer(s): JOHN ELTON, TAUPIN BERNARD J P 
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I love life

I love life

Green Renaissance

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others. There is no greater gift than that of giving of one’s time and energy to help others, without expecting anything in return. “What you receive is just wonderful. You don’t receive it in money. Just the pleasure of seeing their faces.” – Peggy

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • I’m a very luck old lady at 83
  • I’ve had a lovely life
  • The departure lounge
  • I love life
  • We so fortunate to be alive
  • Everyday is a challenge
  • What’s around the corner
  • Enjoy every minute of it
  • I never get bored
  • Think positive
  • I never ever ever got lonely
  • It’s beyond my understanding
  • Make a cup of tea
  • Just knit a few stitches or a few rows
  • I love to knit
  • I’ve knitted 25 jerseys so far
  • A busy outlet
  • It’s for you It’s a gift
  • What you receive is just wonderful
  • Packed like a sardine can
  • I give them away
  • What a wonderful idea
  • I’ve never bought wool, It’s just arrived
  • It’s part of me
  • I’d be very heart sore
  • I so badly want to be remembered
Every single day there is something to be grateful for

Every single day there is something to be grateful for

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• I never knew this kind of life existed
• Not even remotely
• Downstairs is our shop, and we live upstairs
• We have a TV, it’s called life
• We lie in the bath at night and watch the stars
• Go visiting
• It’s a quiet life, it’s gentle
• Being a single mom
• It was quite daunting
• I was constantly angry and cross
• I tried to make ends meet
• Giving them an opportunity to actually connect with something that is real
• Add value to their lives
• Every single day is a miracle
• Every single day there is something to be grateful for
• A bread maker
• You spread the load and you’ve got twice as much
• It’s magical
• You can’t explain it
• It’s just a way of being, it’s choice
• We are all one, we are collective