I Was Gently Reminded This week That . . .

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I was reminded, this week, that the world is truly a most remarkable place. There is so much beauty and wonder around us and so much to be excited about. I understand that there is a great deal of strife, misfortune, pain and discomfort. I know that there is hopelessness and greed and challenges in most places we look. I am truly saddened by all of this. But I was also reminded that there is much to be grateful for and it is with this in mind that I offer those who wish to view them my four favourite videos of what is going on in the world around us and some of those who try to make it a better place in their own way. The beauty and skill, the talent and desire to bring something other than negativity to the world every day or at least to try is commendable and most needed at a time when it is so easy to see just the down side of things and to complain about how horrible things are.

So in no particular order of importance here are my four favs at least for this week. Pick one and watch it and then another tomorrow or watch them all at once. There’s about 15 minutes worth if you watch all of them. They are worth the watch.

1. www.flixxy.com/trumpet-solo-melissa-venema.htm –This young woman is an incredible musician who astounds people with her talent and her sensitivity.

2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=377067949058685 –This video could well change the direction of your life and certainly the quality of your life.

3. https://www.youtube.com/embed/tjJc8xLYhak –This one is really funny and there is no foul language or ‘f’ bombs to have to listen to. The Brits do this type of humor really well.

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1T9-I3wx8I –This is an amazing wee story and the untrained pure voice is incredible. It is the absolute story of how the human spirit can triumph over near anything if given the chance to do so and demonstrates so clearly that if we would only give people a chance to shine the world would be a much brighter place.

That’s how I see it anyways, all the best, Jim

Please feel free to comment on which one had the greatest impact on you or be welcome to ask me anything you like. Those who know me will say that I am never short of an opinion. Connect with me at: jim.lifechoice@gmail.com OR jamescloughley.com

2 thoughts on “I Was Gently Reminded This week That . . .”

  1. Hi Jim: It’s so important, as you said, to remember the good things, and what a great assortment of videos you picked! I absolutely loved them all, but the last one really brought out the emotion – a young man going totally out of his comfort zone and bringing the house down. Thank you for helping us remember that not everything is worrisome, we most definitely need to notice the beautiful.

    • Hi Nancy–You’re certainly welcome–I think it’s something that I might do every 4-6 weeks because you are right–it’s too easy to overlook the beauty that surrounds us. I am reminded that I need to share my gratitude a bit more for what is in front of me. W
      ithout that it’s a pretty miserable looking place. Thanks for the comment–JIm


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