Most of you know I watch Larry King almost every night.
Tonight, he had a special program called, “Heroes.” It’s running in conjunction with aCNN special to air this Thursday.
I am blogging about this particular episode because I was especially moved by his guest, Somaly Mam. She was nominated in a CNN 5-month global process to find everyday heroes doing extraordinary things.
As I watcher Larry interview her, I was seeing a woman who exhibits exterior and interior heroism….in her veins as well as in her actions.
She didn’t initiate something, until she camethrough something.
You can read about her past, here and here
(but toughen up…it’s tough to take in).
You can also read about the futures she is changing, here.
A hero? Somaly Mam? To me, someone with a burden within and a causewithout.
Who is yours?
We’ve dialogued about a girl named, “Hope.”It’s my joy to bring you up to speed.
“You guys” for creating a reason for her to come.
“You” for challenging me to invite.
>Tonight, Raul took care of Andy and DJ so I could knock out some Christmasshopping. Here is the photo he showed me of their evening together…
As a kiddo, I had a vivid imagination. My environment and circumstances fostered this: growing up on a farm; growing up with only brothers; growing up as the frequent new kid on the block.
These sorts of things left me to…well…to me and my imagination!
Today,Pastor Arturo& his family were extremely hospitable and generous to have a few of my buds & myself to his home for a REAL Mexican lunch. But for me? The REAL went way beyond the food. It was a real atmosphere of real people; it was a real enlightenment of another culture & it was REALLY good chow! No lie, man, the entire experience felt like I had been moonbeamed right down to Mexico City into a beautiful hacienda itself. Thank you, Arturo and family. We were blessed by this experience, thanks for making it happen. Visit Steph’sblog to hear her take of it too!
Many homes keep Reader’s Digest in the bathrooms. This is a shame! This magazine is such a sophisticated compilation of current events, brain-teasers, and inspiring stories; the bathroom seems like such an insulting location! Anyway, one of my fav’s in RD is “Word Power.” Leaders have power, so do words, so leader-power & word-power go hand-in-hand. This month, RD pulled 14 (of the 100) new words officially added to the Webster dictionary.
Tell me how you scored and I’ll tell ya how I scored! Good luck!
- abaya (n.) – A: loose-fitting robe. B: rice dish. C: temporary inactivity.
- viewshed (n.) – A: political observation. B: visible environment. C: border watchtower.
- bobo (n.) – A: online posting error. B: bourgeois bohemian. C: devoted friend.
- yellowcake (n.) – A: rich severance package. B: deadly fungus. C: uranium ore.
- andropause (n.) – A: drop in air pressure. B: decrease in testosterone. C: time during computer restart.
Ever since Andy took his first step, he has stepped over the elevator “cracks.”
We’ve never told him to do this, he just does. I was thinking about this…
Joel Osteen stretched me in his first book, the way he prays for the seemingly insignificant things. Since reading that, I’ve never felt silly about doing the same. I know 2 people who have lost something. Perhaps insignificant to us, but certainly significant to them.
My man, Raul, lost his iPhone today. It has really bummed him out, and I feel bad for him.
Alrighty, I know you’re feelin’ it, shout if you’re with me!
If we can PRAISE God with ABCs, we can THANK God with ABCs, amen?!C’mon, man, let’s go for it.
And BIG props to anyone who comes up with thanks for the letters Q, X, and Z!!