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Anything you want, you got it. Anything you need, you got it.

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I’m not walking by sight .. I am walking by faith.  ~T.D. Jakes

Categories: Attitude, Confidence at any age, Determination, Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Growth, Joy, Life, Personal, Quotes, Relationships, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Starting points

As I neared the check-out lines, I overheard one of the clerks saying something about Bangladesh to another. When he saw I was ready to be rang up, he quickly scampered over and got into position behind the till.  While he was scanning my purchases I asked, “did I hear you mention Bangladesh?” and he smiled shyly. “Yes Ma’am,” he said, with a heavy Hindi accent.  Smiling, I asked, “And how long has it been since you’ve been there?” His brown eyes, the color of warm honey, glistened “Two years, Ma’am.”

Impulsively, I told him that I was an immigrant once, am a citizen now and that I know what it’s like to be far from home.

Smiling broadly, he told about his Permanent Residence status and, in another two years (I heard yea-uhs), he can apply for citizenship.

“Well, that’s just wonderful; good luck to you” I said, smiling.

He handed me my packages and, grinning broadly, said, “Thank you, Ma’am, Thank you” and with a dip of his head, I knew he wasn’t talking about the purchases I’d just made.

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
— Jodi Picoult

Our starting points couldn’t be more different but we enjoyed a kinship in the journey.

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Going back to Massachussetts

There’s a musical group I adore named the “Bee Gees.” They’re mostly associated with disco, a genre that they had huge success with in the late ’70s.

What may not be as widely appreciated is how brilliant their harmony was over the course of their career.  Comprised of oldest brother Barry Gibb and younger fraternal twins Maurice and Robin Gibb, their tight harmonies were both melodic and distinctive.  After Maurice’s sudden death in 2003, the Bee Gees (short for Brothers Gibb) stopped performing.  http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Gees

But their recordings live on.  And am I ever grateful.

(A side note to any girl who came of age in the 1970’s: notice the striking resemblance in the first video between oldest brother Barry {in the background/center} and their youngest brother, 70’s heart-throb Andy Gibb.  Me-to the ow!)

“Massachusetts” by the Bee Gees … an early version I’m guessing this is from ~1968:

“Massachusetts” by the Bee Gees … this version from ~1989:

Thank you, Bee Gees, for giving this little gal a reason to sing her face off every chance she can!

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