Hidden Blessings


Imagine you are standing in front of a large audience delivering the motivational speech of a lifetime.  I’ve prepared the speech for you below.  You’re audience wants to be inspired, so give it all you’ve got…

Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
[C’mon, you really have to sell it!]

And then one day he was shootin’ at some food,
And up through the ground come a bubblin’ crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

[Inflection is everything!]
Well, the first thing you know ol’ Jed’s a millionaire,
The kinfolk said “Jed, move away from there”
Said “Californy is the place you ought to be”
So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly

Hills, that is. Swimmin pools, movie stars.

Yes, that is The Ballad of Jed Clampett, more commonly known as the Beverly Hillbillies theme song.  So, how far would you be able to make it without cracking a smile.  For me, it would probably be somewhere around “poor mountaineer” (I can’t hold a straight face).  Regardless, it’s good for a laugh.  But…where might you find your Texas tea?  I started blogging with a specific purpose, but I discovered a hidden passion in the process.  I don’t suspect I’ll be movin’ to Californy anytime soon.  Not every blessing is as lucrative as a bubblin’ crude in the backyard, but value has many definitions.  I just wanted to say, “thank you” to all of you who have shown me support so far, and you can expect more heapin’ helpin’s of hospitality from me.  Feel free to stop by anytime…set a spell…take your shoes off.  Ya’ll come back now, y’hear?

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