Very early in Clay Aiken's new career of entertainment star, he spoke of many things he wanted to do, and he has lived up to his words and surpassed them.
"It doesn't really matter to me how I make a difference, I just want to make sure that I do"
"I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act."
Clay is a true Measure of a Man.
Ymarie wrote the words I put into this graphic.
It was published a number of months ago, but is worth reading again.
Thanks again to ymarie.
Measure of a Man - Clay Aiken
Clay sings with the power, beauty and grace of the beautiful waves
Clay Aiken MOAM Orlando
by Spotlightlover, posted by lind23
Here is the concert video the audio came from for the waves montage.
Times are tough these days, so below are eight gifts that don't cost a cent to give.
sent to me by BC.
1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING...
But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response.
2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION...
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds.
Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER...
Funny pictures. Share articles, funny stories and funny greetings.
Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE...
It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.
A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT...
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR...
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
Helping elderly cross the road can be nice.
7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE...
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION...
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.
Thank You Sally-Bsrefong for your beautiful graphic. :)