Monday, January 30, 2012

Never Give Up {An inspirational story}














Never Give Up story found here.



Sir Winston Churchill took three years getting through eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. It seems ironic that years later Oxford University asked him to address its commencement exercises.
He arrived with his usual props. A cigar, a cane and a top hat accompanied Churchill wherever he went. As Churchill approached the podium, the crowd rose in appreciative applause. With unmatched dignity, he settled the crowd and stood confident before his admirers. Removing the cigar and carefully placing the top hat on the podium, Churchill gazed at his waiting audience. Authority rang in Churchill’s voice as he shouted, “Never give up!”
Several seconds passed before he rose to his toes and repeated: “Never give up!” His words thundered in their ears. There was a deafening silence as Churchill reached for his hat and cigar, steadied himself with his cane and left the platform. His commencement address was finished.

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22 comments:

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Oh, those kids are so darn cute! Good story.

CĂ©line said...

love it !
beautiful pics ! funny faces !
^_^

tinajo said...

Love that story - and the pics are awesome! :-)

Pieni Lintu said...

Very cool and so funny!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Fabulous story and photos, as always, Becky!

Gigi said...

Without a doubt the shortest commencement (and truest) address ever!

Anita Johnson said...

This is excellent. Period.

Pam D said...

I really need to take photography lessons from you. You just keep getting better and better and better. And as for Churchill, I think that was the best advice ever for college grads. Seriously, if you paste those three words onto the threshold of your brain, you WILL succeed.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those pics are pure gorgeousness. That Winston Churchill knew what he was talking about!

Mari said...

That's the type of speech I like - short and to the point!
I love the photos!

frecklesanddimples said...

great photos...are some of them at your parents' farm?
have a great week!
M

CiCi said...

So he decided to cut to the core of the speech. So many speeches have one message with lots and lots of words. Great story.
Kids having fun make such fabulous pictures.

Maddy said...

Sometimes less is more :) Hope things are turning up for Kaish these days. Still praying for him!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Sometimes the simplest of words are only listen to when they come from the greatest of mouths! Beautiful shots!

RR Mama said...

I just have to say, I love the picture of Kaish. It warmed my heart.

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

That gave me chills! Hope you are having a good week, Becky. Still thinking and praying for Mr. Kaishon. Hope his week is going well, too! :)

April said...

That gave me goosebumps...I'm not kidding!

May said...

That's the best commencement address I've ever heard!!!

Tamar SB said...

Short, sweet, and to the point! It's my motto!

Stasha said...

Perfect. Love the photos and Churchill.

Rachel said...

Oh gosh... goosebumps.

That has got to be my motto lately. Seriously... you know what's been happening with us lately, right?

(sighing in disbelief :)

Thank you for the pictures that made me smile.

...melody... said...

Great message! I love the softness in the photos. Beautiful! :)

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