Feb 06 2012

Your Second Half

Here's what I learned from watching the Super Bowl:

Kelly Clarkson can SING

What a Safety is,

Hyundai’s think they are as fast as a Porsche 

Chevy Truck will help me survive the Apocalypse

Sing good and get a Pepsi

Even Madonna can hardly walk in high heeled boots

I learned how to deal with disappointment from a guy that got cut from the Patriots the night before the Super Bowl.

Clint Eastwood reminded me that, “We find a way through the tough times, and if we can’t find a way than we’ll make one.” 

Tiquan Underwood

The night before the biggest game of his life, The Super Bowl, he was cut from the New England Patriots.   The coach thought someone else would have done a better job.

He didn’t go to the media and complain, didn’t even put a negative thing on Facebook or Twitter, instead He wished the Patriots good luck.

Underwood tweeted:

His response is actually making him more well known than he would have been if he hadn’t gotten cut, just goes to show you how important it is to share your comeback story is. 

 

Clint Eastwood

Love the saying, “the only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself.”  My favorite moment of the Super Bowl was the Chrysler Commercial at halftime narrated by Clint Eastwood. 

It talked about America’s Second Half.  Encouraging all of us to come back from a tough economy. 

He said, “We find a way through the tough times, and if we can't find a way than we'll make one. All that matters now is what's ahead…how do we come from behind, how do we come together, and how do we win?

 

 

I cheered more at the end of this commercial than I did for when my team scored a touchdown.  I just wanted to chant GO USA!

Yes, there are tough times, but we’re tough people.  Whatever you are facing, you can find a way out. 

“Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you are with me.”  -Psalm 23:4

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Feb 03 2012

There's power in your comeback Story.

When you're not afraid to just fess up to the mistakes and tell others how you came back from them, you make a difference in people's lives.  Just be real.

Reading a book about that right now from Matthew Barnett from the LA Dream Center.  He says, "Getting back up again is not only good for you but for a world that desperately needs the comeback story within you."

There's a young woman that's doing that today, telling her story on how she is getting back up.  She's literally starting to right her comeback story.  

It looked like she had it all together at a young age.  Comes from a famous family and at 16 she was the star of her own tv show, and then found out she was pregnant.  She obviously faced a lot of criticism.  She retreated.  Left Hollywood and went back home to regroup and have her daughter.  

She's now 20 years old and told a magazine,

“I had to make a decision that I could sleep with every night,” she explains. “I did feel responsible for the young girls and the mothers who I probably confused and let down. I apologize for that. But I wasn’t trying to glamorize teen pregnancy. I hated when [the tabloids] said that. Everybody is dealt a hand of cards. It was my choice to play them the way I played them. But the hateful comments hurt.”

“That’s been the coolest thing — realizing that it’s okay to just be myself and really tell my story,” she tells the magazine. “I expect the scrutiny. The last time anyone heard anything of me, I was 16 and pregnant. All I can do is be my best — there will always be people who will never like me.  These days, the only thing I'm afraid of is not being a good mom,"

Now she's 20, her daughter is 3, and she's back, trying to get her music career going.  She has some help from her famous sister, Brittany Spears.  Praying that Jamie Lynn Spears is able to make a difference with her Comeback Story.   

What's your Comeback story?

 

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