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Old 11-06-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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Ever have a time where you need a boost?

I do. Sometimes times are hard, things aren't perfect and you just want to sink in a hole.
I had a friend mention this to me, so I looked it up on the internet. Having seen it now many times, it's never viewed by me without tears, and showing to my dh, he turned emotional too. I think it's just the good guys wins at the end. You know, sort of a Forrest Gump type thing. Where it all comes together somehow. Anyway, I'm feeling meloncholy and this just boosted me up.

Don't know if this is proper or not, but take a look and a listen is you care to.

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Yeah that is a pretty inspiring story and a wonderful voice!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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whats the story behind Paul any way.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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That was awsome made me tear up as well.I am really happy for this guy he looks like he's had a hard life.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:55 PM   #5
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I have seen this many times and it still takes my breath away, with goose bumps - amazing !!
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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That was wonderful..Having grown up listening to opera and having an uncle who was a tenor, this just cover me in goose bumps. Thank you Lefs, after that who could feel anything but the beauty of life.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:59 PM   #7
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A beautiful young talent!!! Wow!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:21 PM   #8
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whats the story behind Paul any way.
I had to do some hunting myself, but found a 30 minute documentary on Mr. Potts. He has an awkward way about him, just looking at him watch the judges critique his performance, you could tell he wasn't comfortable with the negs that might come from them, as if he'd heard plenty of negatives in his life before.
His job is as a mobil car phone salesman I guess.
In listening to him speak on the interview, he says that all his life he's gone through really tough times, but, always knew he had his voice to rely on [and] would go to his secret place, I think he said on breakwaters of the ocean, and sing opera.
Makes me cry maybe because there are always bullies in this world, unkind people [or children even] that will say anything to hurt feelings, obviously due to their own inadequacies. Nothing much bothers me more.
I got a phone call one day at home, early in the day, from the elementary school saying my son, was standing in a corner by himself, crying. I grew wings and flew there. Found him in a playground corner crying and when I asked him what was wrong, he replied, "they're telling me I have teeth like a beaver, and they're laughing at me." OH, need I say more? I lined them all up, one by one, and firmly told them if they ever did that to my son again, (and then I came up with something profoundly scary). It worked.
He had braces (twice) and is now the most beautiful commercial airline pilot EVER.
Wonder if Mr. Potts got teased which contributes to his emotion?
I hope he's doing wonderfully well.
Oh, he did win that finale.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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whats the story behind Paul any way.

If I am not mistaken, his story is kinda odd. Bouncing one job to another, plumber, cell phone guy, etc etc etc...

Paul Potts Biography - Growing up and wife Julie Potts from his biggest fan site

He has got some serious skill.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:33 PM   #10
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Hmm interesting. Never heard of him tell now. Yeah kids can be cruel. I have done my share of things i should not have said. ill tell ya that. Luckily i was a we lil one at those times and its easier to forgive children than it is to forgive adults.
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