Vincent Van Gogh – Make Someone’s Story a Good One

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I know this is fiction, but I think that this is so, so important. In “real life” Vincent never got to hear someone say that he was one of the greatest men who ever lived. But we have that opportunity, perhaps even responsibility, now, in our own lives, today, tomorrow, and every day, to tell people how important they are to us. Maybe we won’t say they’re one of the greatest people who ever lived (but who knows, maybe they are), but we can say other things which might impact them equally, or even more. “Small” things, “big” things, you never can actually know how “big” something might be to someone else, even if it seemed “small” to you. “You look nice today,” might be just what that person with an eating disorder or self image issues needs to boost their confidence enough for them to have the first really good day they’ve had in weeks. “That food you cooked last night was really good!” might be the very words of encouragement that exhausted mom needs to help her get through a tough time with her kids, or even her husband. “Thank you,” might be the exact phrase that young man, middle aged man, or old man who served his country needed to hear on a day he was really struggling with his PTSD. “I love you,” might be the sentiment that saves a friend or family member from hurting themselves when they go home at night and feel alone again. “I miss you.” “You did a good job.” “You’re hair looks great today.” They’ve so small, but they can mean so much. Sometimes, of course, there are big things we need to tell people too. Go to your mom, thank her for everything she’s done for you. Let those who have impacted you know how important they are to you. Don’t take any moment that you’re with someone you love for granted. If you think they’re great, tell them. If you love them, let them know. If you’re thankful for them, show it.
 
Maybe, if Vincent had heard these words in real life things would have changed for him, maybe, like in this episode, they wouldn’t have. But you never know. And even if you can’t save someone’s life, you can chance someone’s life. And let me tell you, if you loose someone, and you never tried to tell them these things, you’ll never know how you might have helped them. I’m not saying you should look back at “all the things you should have said.” That can tear a person apart. What I’m saying is this, take all the energy you have left over from the things, the love, that you have for people who are gone, and give it to the people who are right in front of you. Maybe you know them well, maybe you hardly know them at all. This man never knew Vincent Van Gogh heard a word he said. But you never, ever know what kind of impact you can have in someone’s life. “We’re all a story in the end.” And you can help make someone else’s “a good one.”

I’M SO HAPPY!

I. FINALLY. FOUND. IT. I’m so happy I don’t even know how to express myself!!!!!!!giphyAt long last, I’ve discovered the television series theme song that Hugh Fraser co-composed. He also played the flute and the base guitar in it as well. Listen hear and enjoy!

Also, while we are on the subject of Hugh Fraser, I found a gif set of my favorite moment of The Big Four. Pretty much the only thing they got right in the entire episode – when Hastings see’s Poirot again for the first time after thinking he was dead, Hastings give Poirot a full blown hug (and of course they added Japp and Miss Lemon grinning admiringly in the background, but I liked that.) I wish so much that the camera could have stayed on them just a little bit longer! Watch it and cry from joy, my fellow Poirot fans.

Here’s a better look at that last one 😀My Pictures

That Moment…

When Robin Hood steals a magic wand from Rumpelstiltskin (who got it after killing Cinderella’s fairy godmother) and Belle saves his life by convincing Rumpel (who doubles as The Beast) that he still has good in his heart.tumblr_inline_mua41rleUP1rvd5iyWhen I first saw how Once Upon a Time mixed and matched all the different fairy tails and myths and legends I was liketumblr_mu42ce1zBK1rp4laxo6_250 But then as I kept watching I was liketumblr_mnohg5VhTX1qd6v0do3_250And as I keep seeing it happen as the show progressed all I can think is reallytumblr_mqnkn3mSCL1s21q4zo1_250And now I love it!clap

Some thoughts about Doctor Who

Up to now my experience with Doctor Who has been almost entirely a pleasant one. (Aside, of course, from that one episode Gridlock, but that was more ignorance than arrogance. The hymn The Old Rugged Cross meant nothing to them, so why would it bother them to have a huge bunch of people who obviously did not believe it singing it?) But this – this was just uncalled for. I was watching the episode with the 11th Doctor entitled A Town Called Mercy, and I was actually surprised by how the pastor and the people’s Christian faith was shown in such a positive light at the beginning. Of course, I knew the Doctor obviously did not believe that they were praying to the real god, but he didn’t say anything about it (he usually doesn’t say anything against people’s religious beliefs, even if he doesn’t agree with them), so I was pretty much okay. And then it came. The Doctor wanted to borrow the pastor’s horse (or rather he said he was going to borrow it, without really giving the pastor a chance to say he could or not). As the Doctor jumped up onto the horse’s back the pastor says, “He’s called Joshua. It’s from the Bible; it means ‘the deliverer,’” and the Doctor looks back at him and says, “No he isn’t. I speak horse; he’s called Susan and he wants you to respect his life choices.” I was quite taken aback. I mean, was that really necessary? All that was was a cheap shot at Christians, disrespectful and uncalled for.
Think about it this way. In a previous episode, The God Complex, one of the characters is Muslim. Just as many Muslims are against gay marriage and things like that as Christians are – as a matter of fact, some Muslim gays have actually been beheaded because of their practices. But when the Doctor found out that the character was Muslim, he didn’t say a thing against her beliefs, no indeed; in fact, he smiled and seemed pleased with the idea. Now I’m not saying he should have said anything against the Muslim faith, in my opinion in a show like this I’d rather they just keep religion out of it completely, that way no one has to be put through stuff like this and the show doesn’t have to be that controversial. And up to now the writers of Doctor Who had been very good with this. But I’ll just say it right out; this was not right. Why make fun and, yes, even insult one religion because it believes something when you show favor to a different religion that believes the exact same thing?
This just shows again how people always say, “we tolerate and accept all religions,” but when it really comes down to it, they don’t. Christianity is always the faith they take a swing at first. What does that say to you? It’s the religion that they are the most scared of. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, and I really shouldn’t be angry. Christians should expect things like this, and accept them, but still, that doesn’t mean I’m very happy when it happens. I can tell you one thing, I won’t ever be watching The Town Called Mercy again, which is kind of too bad, because the rest of the episode was pretty good. I guess this could be a warning to the writers of Doctor Who – keep in mind, if you keep putting things like that in your episodes, it’s possible you’ll lose a fan. I love Doctor Who, a lot, but my faith is far more important to me than anything else. I can’t watch a show and love a character that frequently jibes and makes fun of Christianity. Does that make sense? I don’t mean to be overreacting, but it’s just that Doctor Who has done so good with this sort of thing in the past I’m worried that now that they did it once, they’ll do it again. I certainly hope that that never happens.