Saturday’s Song: The Mary Tyler Moore Theme

The night before my senior year of high school began, my orange-haired, freckled boyfriend dumped me.  It was, like, The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me (omg, what was I thinking?  It feels terribly silly now!).  Lucky for me, I had supportive family and friends to help me through the trauma (ugh, trauma!?!  I can’t believe that’s how I felt about it!!).  And late at night, when they were sleeping, I had Mary Tyler Moore reruns.

There has never been a better role model for the single gal than Mary Richards (just my opinion, of course).  She totally took charge of her life by breaking off an engagement and then moving to Minneapolis to start over.  She landed herself a decent job in an office dominated by men, made new friends, lived alone and navigated the dating scene with humor and dignity.  She laughed.  She loved.  She made it after all.  (And, truth be told, I still break out in gleeful goosebumps when I see her toss her hat)

(“Love is All Around” by Paul Williams)
Mary Tyler Moore Show Lyrics

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all
How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you’re all alone
But it’s time you started living
It’s time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

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