Can We Talk About That?

November 22, 2009

Failure…

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Lincoln1831 – Lost his job
1832 – Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature
1833 – Failed in business
1834 – Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
1835 – Was engaged to be married – Sweetheart died
1836 – Had a total nervous breakdown – Was in bed for six months
1838 – Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker
1843 – Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress
1846 – Elected to Congress (success)
1848 – Lost re-nomination
1849 – Rejected for land officer position
1854 – Defeated in run for U.S. Senate
1856 – Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President
1858 – Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
1860 – Abraham Lincoln Elected President (success)

November 10, 2009

It’s Just Another Ordinary Miracle

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It’s not that unusual when everything is beautiful
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when its time to snow
You don’t need to teach a seed to grow
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift they say
Wrapped up for you everyday
Open up and find a way
To give some of your own

Isn’t it remarkable’
Like every time a raindrop falls
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Birds in winter have their fling
And always make it home by spring
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday
Please don’t throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
Cause we are all a part
Of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle
Do you want to see a miracle’

Its seems so exceptional
Things just work out after all
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

The sun comes up and shines so bright
It disappears again at night
It’s just another ordinary miracle today

It’s just another ordinary miracle today

Soundtrack – Charlotte’s Web (2006)
http://www.charlotteswebmovie.com

“Ordinary Miracle”
Written by David Stewart and Glen Ballard
Performed by Sarah McLachlan

November 8, 2009

The Noticer

Filed under: Blogroll — canwetalkaboutthat @ 10:40 AM

I am a noticer,” he said. “It is my gift. While others may be able to sing well or run fast, I notice things that other people overlook. And, you know, most of them are in plain sight.”

The Noticer, by Andy Andrews, is a wonderful and rewarding book. An elder man named Jones, whose character reminds me of Jesus, has the knack for showing up in a small Alabama town just when he is needed most. He notices things about situations and people that produce perspective for them. That’s what most folks lack—perspective—a broader view. So Jones helps them to see that broader view . . .”

An inspiring read, The Noticer, will stir and challenge its reader to contemplate what the effect would be in their community if they decided to notice and befriend fellow community members—especially those who look to be in need or those that others seem to avoid—without any thought for personal reward, on a regular basis.

Reviewed by Marilyn Magallanes, Book Review Blogger, for Thomas Nelson:  http://brb.thomasnelson.com

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