Give Back During The Holidays… With A Song

The holiday season is here and if you’re like most Americans, you approach the holidays with a mixture of good cheer and stress about  gift-buying, cooking, baking, hosting, etc… One way to reinvigorate your holidays is to find some new ways to give back. Here’s a lovely idea.

Last week, I received a touching email about a Nashville artist named Isaac Sharp.  

He’s recently put out a Christmas single, Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas, with a pay-what-you-want model. Isaac partnered with The Bridge Ministry to have all the proceeds he makes from selling that song go toward purchasing Christmas gifts for the homeless youth they serve. He’s hoping to get as many downloads as possible before December 17th, because December 19th is the night they distribute all the gifts under the bridge.

Because Isaac knows that many donors have concerns about where their money actually goes once it’s given, he’s filming his whole journey to share on social media along the way.

Sadly, Nashville is home to one of the largest communities of homeless and underprivileged youth in the country. The Bridge Ministry is well-established in Middle Tennessee, known for their care of homeless families who gather under the Jefferson Street bridge for weekly church services on Tuesday nights.

If money is tight this holiday season, Isaac’s song is a good way to contribute what you can and still spread a little joy.

Isaac Sharp

Here’s how you can help:

1. Download the song! Donate the amount you feel led to provide, and you’ll immediately receive the link to the song.

2. Share this page on your social media accounts and tag me @iamisaacsharp so others can contact me and find all the information they need.

 

About Isaac:

The realization of what music can do for people is what draws Isaac. Early on, he saw people he cared about struggling with depression, self-harm, or abuse. He realized that art could help these people. Music, movies, and dancing all had a way of making people forget whatever they were going through. “I saw how music could restore hope like nothing I’ve seen outside of the church,” Isaac said. This was the first time music struck him as something bigger.

Texas de Brazil, Nashville

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil

Last week, my family received an invitation to dine at Texas de Brazil in Nashville.  Two words:  TOP NOTCH! This wasn’t “just” dinner… this was a dining experience. We marveled at the excellence of the food and were blown away by the incredible service we received. From the hostess, to the waiter, to the meat servers, to the manager; everyone working there was top notch.Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil is upscale yet laid back. The restaurant offers a salad bar with all kinds of options such as sushi, cheeses, veggies, soups (lobster bisque), Brazilian specialties, etc.

Texas de Brazil

The servers (Gauchos) go around with meat on skewers cutting meat off as you grab it with your tongs. Think of the best steak ever and then think of an unlimited supply of it. All you can eat steak.  The servers brought filet mignon, flank steak, rib eye steak, ribs, chicken, lamb, sausage and more. Each table also gets garlic mashed potatoes, sweet bananas as palate cleanser, and Brazilian cheese bread. My advice: GO HUNGRY!

Texas de Brazil

Each guest receives a green and a red card. Flipping your card to green means you’re ready for more meat. Red means you’re still munching on a piece of meat.

A couple of times, I forgot to flip to red and two Gauchos appeared instantly. The servers are very attentive and super friendly.

Texas de Brazil

The atmosphere at Texas de Brazil was awesome. This is a great spot for date nights as well as family/friends dinners.

Dessert didn’t disappoint, either. We agreed, the winner was the Brazilian cheesecake. We also tried the coconut pie and chocolate cake.

We had a wonderful time at Texas de Brazil and would definitely recommend this place.

NASHVILLE, TN

DINNER
$44.99 
| Salad Area Only: $24.99
Children 2 and under: complimentary.
Children 3-5 yrs: $5.
Children 6-12 yrs: 50% off regular dinner price.

Prices do not include alcohol, featured items, desserts, beverages or applicable taxes.

Have you ever visited one of the many Texas de Brazil locations?

**Thanks to Texas de Brazil for hosting my family.**

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Jocko White Tea (TIN 25 CT)

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