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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Spirit of Goodwill band

I am a die hard PBS fan. To me there's nothing better than to turn on the tube and learn something new, see something different or be moved to tears, like I was this morning. I have never heard of this band before, but oh, what talented group of people.

The Spirit of Goodwill is a 28-person band consisting of members with mental and physical disabilities, that have amazed audiences with their musical abilities.



When I think of mentally challenged individuals, I sometimes think that they are the lucky ones - for they were born without the "mean" gene. I think they may be Angles on earth disguised as human beings. I have met several mentally challenged individuals over my life time and I have never been hurt or belittled by any one of them. I enjoy their straight-forward disposition. You don't have to wonder about them plotting against you or having an ulterior motive for being nice to you, because generally what you see is what you get. I can appreciate that. God bless them and the people who take care of them.

Here's the link to the episode on Independent Lens:

For Once In My Life

It's wonderfully inspirational!

6 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You are so right - they always have the biggest smiles and the biggest hearts. Great video - thanks for sharing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I don't have tv(by choice) but if I did I'd only watch TBS and IFC. Good stuff!

AkasaWolfSong said...

This is the Face of God in its purest form Doris!!! Sooo very beautiful, aren't they? All pure energy and happiness.

Thank You so for sharing this today!

Sending Love and Blessings and Peace along the journey!
xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Doris is that WONDERFUL. I worked 13 years in the school system with disabled children and they are WONDERFUL!
sandie

Karin said...

I guess mentally challenged is quite different from those with mental illness. I do know people with mental illness who are terribly cruel to their children - who then have to removed from family.

This was a very special story! Thank you for sharing it!!

Clara said...

It is indeed, a special story about special people.