Inspirational Stories

Blog posts of stories that inspire us to do good, to live better, or to help us realize what life is really about will be posted here. Or, blog posts of your personal stories that may inspire others to do good of their own.
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From Old Rivers by Walter Brennan One of these days I'm going to climb that mountain, walk up there among them clouds, where the cottons high and the corns-a-growin and there ain't no fields to plow....
Continue on the high road, on the road of having courage and believing in yourself, on the road of being encouraged by all those who have travelled the same road before....

HALLELUJAH

It was the late Jeff Buckley who first introduced Leonard Cohens hauntingly beautiful song Hallelujah to the world....
Humanity's spiritual traditions and practices- unless they incorporate the revolutionary awareness of childhood's primal impact for good or ill- have taken our sacred quest for peace, freedom and love as far as they can. As I have stated elsewhere, it is time for our next revolution of love and awareness!
If President Barrack Obama & his family travelled to Alberta, he would no doubt want to see not only the oil sands, but the pristine mountains near Banff and Jasper and would love the peace and quiet of our Province....
Riding along in my automobile, Johnny B. Goode, and some great guitar licks...makes you wanna crank up the radio.....Chuck Berry is 86 and probably still rockin when he gets the inclination.....
It is important to know that mind created ego. So the mind will do what ever it can to preserve it's creation. Much the same as a parent taking care of their child. This is why the ego is so stubbornly lodged.
John Pippus co-wrote Half a World Away with Lucy Leblanc as a co-writer. The song was written in a small motel room near Hollywood, California and even John Pippus may be aware of a guitar chord gone wrong here or there, but the obvious fact is that - we have a great song here - and its only a matter of time the music of Pippus-Leblanc will be well known!!

Stephen William Hawking

Born January 8, 1942 - Stephen William Hawking has more accomplishments than anyone of us can possibly dream of, let alone achieve....and yet, life has given Mr. Hawking a struggle and he has responded by simply keeping on....and maybe we can all gain some inspiration from such a brilliant man, or should I say genius?

THE UNFORGETABLE SLIM WHITMAN

Ironic, both Frank Ifield and Slim Whitman recorded some of the same songs, such as I Remember You, RoseMarie and others....
The song I REMEMBER YOU is truly the most remembered song...of all the pop songs....
It was presumed that Darryl Kropielnicki walked into a slough and drowned after a motor vehicle accident. Neither police dogs or thermal imagining could find any trace of Darryl.....
Allan Shermans wonderful and funny song, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah was about his summer camp experiences as a boy, with the music of Ponchielli (Dance of the Hours) playing in the background....

IN THE CITY OF DREAMS

Here is a song that is searching for a television or movie production company....and my opinion.... its going to happen, simply because all of the right elements are there to make it happen....
Toby - You are as good as you once was - and God Bless you for writing all the great songs that have put a smile on the faces of all the fans. My wife and I played many of your great tunes while on vacation recently at our time share in Fairmont, B.C.
Back in 1956 Dale Hawkins recorded a demo of Suzie Q for a radio station, and who would ever guess how this song continued to be such a big hit over the years....
Born in Red Deer, living now in Edmonton and simply a wonderful gifted musician and if you have not heard the music of Bill Bourne you are missing something special and grand...

Intuition and Intention

We’ve all heard it before, “Why didn’t I see that coming?” To see it coming you have to be in tune and to be in tune, you have to be focused.

Creativity and Rejection

You may say, “ I want to make money by using my talents and creations,” but I say, if you are doing something you love then you would do it whether you made any money doing it or not. While you are looking for the approval of others you will find you have lost your own. All of your faith in your natural talent and gifts will evaporate.

WHEN ITS TIME

Old dogs and people have much in common. Sandy, my wife and I sat up late just talking about memories over the last 14 years...and perhaps how we take for granted and even forget that dogs and people one day must leave.....
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