A Sara eNewsletter for December 31, 2004

Hello, Dear Ones around the globe...

Instead of opening this newsletter with "Happy New Year!", I think I should like to say "Now Is the Time." With the heartwrenching loss of human life to the tsunami and the continuation of war around the world, now is the time. Now is the time to think about the words we use with one another (me included! I am constantly working on this action as I have made many mistakes in my personal and stage life.) Now is the time to recycle. Now is the time to tell those you love that you love them. Now is the time to mentor. Now is the time to notice the old lady down the street who is living alone and could use a cup of tea and some company. Now is the time to speak out. Now is the time to laugh and to share hope with one another.

Now is NOT the time to give up or lose sight of how precious our planet is to us and all that the universe delivers. Even with the might of nature at our doorstep, do not fear the setting of the sun, or the change in temperature. Find the beauty in the change of seasons and the wonder of a child discovering a ladybug. Remember the power in the touch of a hand, a hidden love note in a pocket, a call from a friend.

May God Bless Us, Everyone, of every nation, of every color and size and gender and religion. Now is the time to spread the faith that humanity can carry, the miracles that God can provide and the music that brings us together.

And may we find happiness in the new year.


The Tanner Romania Mission:
I have put together 10 boxes of clothes and toys to send on behalf of the Romanian children. I have realized (after 10 years!) that instead of having y'all ship goods to me, and then me re-packaging and shipping on, I 'lll share the address of the Tanner Romania Mission so that you, too, can ship things directly to them.

The good news is that now we can ship things to Ohio to the Tanner's daughter instead of overseas, which saves a tremedous amount of dollars in shipping costs. The Tanners come over twice a year to collect all the items and return to the children with goods in hand. Ideas for what is needed: clothing (shoes, socks, pants, shoes (in good condition, please), night clothes, hats, mittens, gloves, jackets, dresses, rainwear), cloth diapers (do not send disposable as they have no way to dispose of them), diaper pins, umbrellas, toothpaste, toothbrushes, art supplies (paper, crayons, markers, glues, coloring books), toys (gently used ok...huggable soft dolls and stuffed animals always a delight!), books, can also donate monetarily, as well. I guarantee that anything you send will be a blessing to these children.

Please send your kind contributions to:
Shannon Baker
245 Woodlawn Dr.
Tipp City, OH 45371

And if you are in the mood to peruse a host of other great organizations I wholeheartedly endorse, please visit and click on the links listed.

I like to try and thank folks who have extended a courtesy to me as a professional. Today, I'd like to ask if any of you would be willing to jot a thank you note to David Sokolsky, the president of Daisy Sour Cream. I can not believe how many of you have commented, "Is that YOU singing the Daisy Sour Cream commercial?!" to which I smile, "YES!" Mr. Sokolsky is a good guy! If you agree that he made a good choice in choosing my voice, let him know! Let's share the Super Pal Universe love!

David Sokolsky
12750 Merit Dr.
Suite 600 LB 158
Dallas, TX 75251

When you come out to attend a live show, it helps the club owners request a return engagement! Now that I'm a mom, I don't do as many live shows as I used to, so I'd love to see your smiling faces in the audience!

January 8, Saturday: Poor David's Pub, Dallas Texas
Two shows: children's show and adult show

Feb 11, Friday: Flipnotics, Austin, TX (with band)

That's all for now...but this year there will be a lot going on, including the my return to Kerrville on main stage (and as a children's performer) in June, and as an artist in residence at the Austin Children's Museum for summer 2005! We're also talking to folks in Alaska about engagements there, and Lily will be having her rendition of "Look At Me" featured on a segment of "American Idol". I'm also hoping to return to the studio to work on new recordings.

For now, let me say THANK YOU to each of you. Your love and support astounds me everyday. I feel very, very blessed and I hope to return that love to each of you in 2005.

Until we meet, my friends,
Much love,
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