"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sundays View

Accept as good whatever happens to you or affects you, knowing that nothing happens without God. - The Didache

My gift for you today is this video - awesome - you will never forget it - you will want to save it and you will want to share it. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Birthday to Bernadette Peters/wikipedia

Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara to an Italian-American family in Queens, New York, the youngest of three children. Her siblings are casting director Donna DeSeta and Joseph Lazzara. Her father Peter drove a bread delivery truck, and her mother, Marguerite (née Maltese), started her in show business by putting her on the television show Juvenile Jury at the age of three-and-a-half. She appeared on the television shows Name That Tune and several times on The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour at age five.

In January 1958, at age nine, she obtained her Actors Equity Card in the name of Bernadette Peters to avoid ethnic stereotyping, with the stage name taken from her father's first name. She made her professional stage debut the same month in This is Goggle, a comedy directed by Otto Preminger that closed during out-of-town tryouts before reaching New York. She then appeared on NBC television in A Boy Called Ciske, a Kraft Theatre production, on May 28, 1958, and as Anna Stieman in The Christmas Tree, a Hallmark Hall of Fame production, on December 14, 1958. She first appeared on the New York stage at age 10 in the New York City Center revival of The Most Happy Fella (1959). In her teen years, she attended the Quintano's School for Young Professionals, a former private school that several famous people, such as Steven Tyler, attended.

She knew at at early age what she wanted to do when she grew up - sometimes I think I'm still looking! Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?


Jojo said...

What a great question. I know that I will keep doing what I do until I discover new things to try. My job is amazing and while I work 12 hour days, the work allows me to do so much to help make the world a better place. I have the best job in the world which is such a blessing.

Have you decided what to do when you grow up?

I love your Easter theme.

Linda said...

LOVE that video, thanks for sharing that! I am thinking I may never grow up just old.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...I have loved almost all the jobs I have ever had. Right now, I don't have a job and I"m exploring what I should be doing next. At this juncture, I DON"T know what I want to do when I grow up. Definitely, I want to 1) Write 2) Own a used book and thrifted goods store and 3) Help others but whether I can make those things a reality remains to be seen. Don't know if I can make an income with any of them and therein lies the problem. In the meantime, will just keep on keeping on, exploring, searching, praying, hoping....Thanks for today's post! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Chatty Crone said...

I kind of agree with Linda! I may never grow up either - just old!

That corgi :) said...

I have that video marked in my favorites from the past couple of years, it is always a great one to view and I always find myself tearing up when I watch it; it is an awesome message

not sure what I want to be when I grow up; I thought I had a great career years ago when I got into this field but it is proving not to be these days so I'm doing some re-thinking.....

enjoy the day ;)


Cheryl Moore said...

Wow, Sandie, you always come up with great, uplifting things to talk about! The video made me cry. Thank you. I like rags-to-riches stories about how people who have made a difference in this world. Of course, though each and everyone of us make a difference in this world!

I've always had to work outside the home: I've worked since I was 14 yrs old because my mom couldn't afford to buy me clothes, shoes, etc...those basic things any high school girl wants and needs.

I was married in high school and didnt finish, but went back to school 12 yrs later...got my GED and went on to earn my 4 yr college degree (it only took me 10 yrs--ha!). I raised my 2 older kids and they live on their own now, but I have 2 younger children who are in elementary grades.

I worked so hard for my education though because I saw what happened with my mother (as well as my brother and I) when my mom and dad divorced. And I've seen so many other women who became destitute when their husbands divorced them. That's when I vowed to myself that I would get an education so I could do some kind of work to earn enough money to support myself so that would not happen to me.

Still, with that being said...I wish I could work from home! I think it was better back in the olden days when men were the bread-winners and women stayed home, raised the kids, and made their house a home.

Sorry my post is so long. I guess your post and question really touched on something I feel passionate about...and I didnt realize how much! Thanks! :)

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Our church did that skit a couple of years ago. It was a really powerful thing to see in person! I had no idea that they had copied it from someone else until today! lol Or did they copy it from my church! hmmmm......

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a stay at home mommy so I guess I'm doing just that! The Lord gave me my hearts desire! It is hard work though. Much harder than one would think because I did work before being a stay at home mom and work was easier!

Hope you are having a great day!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Sandie...just stopping by to say hi this gorgeous Sunday! :-) Off to watch the video.

Mimi said...

I always say that, when I grow up I want to do....
Be a teacher
the fairy Godmother at Walt Disney World
a flight attendent
and just what I am doing right now
really would not want it any other way!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sandie... I have no idea what I want to be, but know how I want to be... and that's happy! :-)

I thought I knew what I wanted to do when I was younger, but my parents kinda sidetracked me from pursuing it and tried to point me in another direction. Funny thing is, I have been doing that very thing for years. See, I love history! Should probably have been a history teacher or worked in a museum. Instead, I have worked in historic preservation and do genealogy research on my own. Water will find its level. :-)



Chatty Crone said...

I have no idea what I want to be, but know how I want to be... and that's happy!

Like that too!

I love comments!

Life is good! said...

don't want to make that decision cause then i may just have to grow up!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I liked the words from your last story- the word said there is not time to be afraid.

Gaston Studio said...

I'm in my third career and love working from home... although it doesn't do much for my wardrobe!

ocmist said...

I wanted to be a vet, a teacher, a mother, and work with horses. Except for formal vet training, I've sort of done all of it. I have been truly blessed by God!!! Linda

P.S. In fact, the only thing on my bucket list that I haven't done, is to catch a big fish (something over 3-5 lbs)