Big Dreams Really Do Come True!

If you love music as much as I do you probably watched American Idol at some point this year. I got hooked the first time I saw Philip Phillips audition. He blew me away, reminding much of Dave Matthews who I am a big fan of. I’d love to hear his rendition of ‘Crash into Me’. Philip has a raw natural talent and stayed true to himself throughout the entire season. A true musician.

I sent him a Facebook message at the beginning of the season telling him I loved his musical expression and I hoped he would go all the way, and low and behold he responded to me with gracious thanks and asked if I write songs. Phil Phillips has shown us that Dreams Really Do Come True! Even really BIG ones!

I watched the season finale and have to admit I had tears rolling down my cheeks along with everyone else who watched this talented young man break down on stage. It must have felt so surreal. His dream came true while being watched by millions of fans and his family was standing right in front of him. Powerful indeed! He walked off stage in tears and headed straight Home where he was embraced by loving proud supportive arms. What a thrill for his parents and relatives! Life may change for Philip but I have a feeling he will remain the same! There is something so special about watching a dream be reached, it inspires all of us to reach for the star!

Dream Big!

Just Awesome! Congratulation Philip! ((((((smile))))) I look forward to watching you grow and unfold, creating music that inspires all of us!

Season finale…

Here is the entire song for those who want to see it in complete form. 😉

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Dreams really do come true

Bonnie's PostI don’t remember how old I was the first time I heard the song “Over the rainbow” but  I was very young, maybe 4 or or 5 years old.   Like most people I heard it for the first time when I watched The Wizard of Oz.  According to Wikipedia it was written for the movie.  The music was written by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and sung by Judy Garland.  I was instantly moved by the music and even more by the words.  Still to this day when I hear it sung I can get teary.  It moves me that much.   I recently came across the video below of Jason Castro on American Idol and I have been watching it over and over and over.  Why does this get to me so much I wonder.

I think it is my soul trying to remind me, once again, that dreams really do come true.  Troubles really can melt like lemon drops…and dreams that you dare to…why oh why can’t I?  You can! my higher self whispers to me during this song.  Dream big because dreams really do come true.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do and while it plays listen for your soul whispering to you too.
Bonnie

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Which Reality Show Would You Do?

Jacquie’s Take~

I’m so glad it’s my turn to start the team post topic this week!  I don’t think my compadres would ever choose this subject so I’ve got them on the hot seat and they’re gonna have to do some serious head scratching since I’m the ‘reality junkie’!

Without a doubt, the show I would LOVE to get a spot on would be The Amazing Race!  And my partner would be my girlfriend Cheryl.  In fact, we’ve had it planned for years!  Our combined travel skills (she’s a cruise consultant and I had a compass surgically implanted in my hip socket) would make us an unbeatable duo if ever given the opportunity.  Unfortunately, the producers obviously fear us as they’ve made the show unavailable to Canadians to enter.

A few years back Cheryl and I did a Navigate the Streets event in support of the Make~a~Wish foundation in Vancouver.  We sucked air big time!  We suffered a humiliating loss at the end with a fatal mistake.  We were allowed to ‘phone a friend’ for help and sadly we mistook Carroll St for Haro St through the static on the cell.  Yup, not too good if you know how far apart these drags are downtown!  It was sooo  much fun, though!

Last person I would do the Amazing Race with would be my husband, Gavin, and he knows why (“cough” Vegas trip).  Oh, I would go to the ends of the earth with him just not with a time limit and a camera crew tracking every move! Nobody wants to see that train wreck in the making.   I’d be signing up for Trading Spouses next.

Your turn Tracy.  Canada’s Next Top Model?   Have you even ever watched any reality TV?

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Tracy’s 2 cents~

Indeed I have Jacquie!  I did watch the Amazing Race but only the season Rob & Amber from Survivor were on.  I tuned in because I saw the two of them take over Survivor when they became a couple right in front of our eyes.  Romance gets me every time!

I knew they would be a fantastic team and, although they didn’t win the entire show, they won quite a few legs of the race.  Amber was a strong, confident, naturally beautiful woman and Boston Rob was a very charismatic, smart guy with that great accent!  I’ve watched Survivor up until this year.  I am not sure why I’ve tuned out, but I think it’s because I have too many books I NEED to read.

I am waiting for the reality show that involves being stranded on the Beach!  I would need more time to find the point to it, but at this moment I’m not sure I need one or that there is one!   My luxury item would be Nair!  If you’re looking for a show that really exists it would be L.A. INK

Bonnie what show would you do?  So You Think You Can Dance ?  You’ve got the moves!  I’ve seen them !!

Tracy

Bonnie weighs in~

Ok, I’ll bite but I think you know I’m not a fan of “reality” TV.  It was fun when it all first began because I believed most of it then.  I’ve since become very cynical.  The first show I was glued to the TV watching was one where the guy chose a stranger to marry and then went through with it right on national television.  It was like watching a car accident; I wanted to look away but I couldn’t.

I was intrigued by Survivor for the first two or three seasons but lost interest.  I hate watching people bicker and connive against each other.  Fear factor, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice all had me for awhile, and American Idol can suck me in if I’m not careful.  The trouble with all of these is that they’ve been done over and over again.  Even American Idol is just the same characters but different cast now.  You are right Tracy, I enjoy watching some of the dance reality shows because those people have some real talent…and I’m not referring to Dancing with the Stars here.

When I turn on the television these days what I truly miss is a really funny well written sitcom.  Remember when Seinfeld was brand new, or Friends or Sex and the City?

I don’t want to watch every day people doing ridiculous things anymore and I don’t want to be told it’s “reality” when I know damn well it’s mostly scripted and fully edited.   What’s happened to all of the clever writers in Hollywood?  Did they get lazy or is it Joe Public who has put them out of work because of this new obsession for “reality” tv?

But I haven’t really answered your question…Which reality show would I do?  None, I’d rather go along living my reality without a camera in my face thank you.

Bonnie


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