Ending the Week on a High Note

And another week rolls by…funny how that happens so quickly. And I was even paying attention!

Despite that, I’m probably the only person on the planet who hadn’t seen this video until today:

As this young girl is singing our (U.S.) national anthem in a sweet, clear voice, the microphone suddenly goes out. There’s a moment of silence (broken only by some idiotic woman’s gleeful laugh), and the girl looks confused and maybe a little bit scared, but she continues to sing even though the sound is diminished. Then, a wonderful thing happens as voices from the audience join with her to help her finish the song.

It’s a lovely moment on its own, but I also love it as a parallel to this wonderful blogging community of ours. Whenever our efforts are less than we hoped–whether through technical difficulty or personal frailty–there are always the voices of our fellow journeyers to jump in and help us finish. We may not be able to capture our moments on film, but we can certainly catch–and keep–them in our hearts. I don’t know about you, but my heart is full, and for that I thank you!

I’m spending tomorrow with the senior set (a.k.a. parents and Memaw), so this wraps up my blogging week. Before I dash off (as much as one can dash with a trio whose collective age is 240), I wanted to share some interesting articles from my reader:

7 Best Ways to Gain Self-Confidence from Pick-the-Brain.

Confidence is a characteristic that allows us to take risks in our lives. It is often through risk, we achieve great success in many aspects of our lives. It makes sense, therefore, to try to develop our own self-confidence as best we can in order to be successful and happy.

9 Secrets of Motivated People from RealSimple.com (via Stacks and Stack Clutter Control Blogs)

Staying motivated―and achieving what you set out to do on that bright New Year’s Day―is surprisingly possible.

Wishing you all a marvelous weekend! And if you should hit a sour note or two, know that I’m standing here singing for you! Badly, but with great enthusiasm! :)



17 thoughts on “Ending the Week on a High Note

  1. Did not appreciate that wicked laugh. What guts that little girl had and so nice of the crowd to join in. Great comparison to the blogging community. I hope you have a wonderful and healthy weekend, Cammy. Smiles to you.

  2. Enjoy your time with the oldsters – I’m sure they enjoy their time with you.
    Loved the video and your views on the blogging community. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Cammy, I also watched that video for the first time yesterday. It was a touching moment and the laughing woman needs to be smacked! Of course she may be like me and suffer from inappropriate laughter….but I primarily laugh at people that fall down or run into things! Anyway….enjoy your time with your parents!

  4. I hadn’t seen the video either. You’re right about the blog world. Ellen @ Fat Girl Wearing Thin and I “talked” about this recently… how there’s so much support among the community. It’s heartwarming.

    It’s the beauty of the Internet — the ability of people to come together across time and space.

  5. Aww, so inspiring! Yeah, that woman is really idiotic… I hope this would not happen to her daughter…
    Hmmm. I’m going to click on the last article.

  6. Thanks Cammy! The 9 secrets of motivated people is simple (haha, Real Simple!), clear, to the point and really resonated with me. If I can distill it down to 2 points: to be successful at anything takes planning and support. Their 9 points elaborate further and in a great way, but that’s really it. Thanks so much, I’m going to bookmark that one!

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  8. Got chills watching the video. I am so grateful for the support and information I get by reading all these blogs. I have also found some of my own weaknesses and insecurities in writing mine. Thanks for sharing the video and the you articles. I am always looking for more inspiring information.

  9. Got chills watching the video. I am so grateful for the support and information I get by reading all these blogs. I have also found some of my own weaknesses and insecurities in writing mine. Thanks for sharing the video and the articles. I am always looking for more inspiring information.

  10. I loved that video… It shows that most people are still good.

    The blogging community has been the wind beneath my wings for almost four years now. I invariably get myself into trouble when I take a step back from blogging for whatever reason.

  11. Thanks for the link to my 25 Ways Not to Change Your Life post. It’s the start of a very long series (in which I’ll look at most if not all of the 25 ways in more depth, and suggest how we can in fact change our lives).

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