What every man and woman needs to hear

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I am still sad. The world without Robin Willams will never be the same. I didn’t know him personally but I got to see him on tv and movies and it was a real treat.  In 2006 “Night at the Museum” was released me and the kids loved this movie. I think I may have liked it a little more than the kids. The movie stars Ben Stiller as single dad Larry.

Larry is down on his luck with work and his relationship with his kid he sees every other weekend (divorce) (be honest when you read the word divorce in the () did you picture one of the gossips at church putting her hand up next to her mouth and whispering the word divorce? I did ). Larry takes the only job available which is a night time security guard at a museum.  The job seems pretty innate and almost mundane and then… The whole museum comes alive at night! All the exhibits it is mayhem! One of the exhibits is a wax statue of Theodore Roosevelt (who happens to be one of my heroes). Teddy is played by Robin Williams (another hero of mine).   Larry had enough of the mayhem and is ready to quit, when Teddy talks him out of it. What happens is dialogue that I think everyone needs to hear or read. Wait you know what when reading this read the following part out loud, then you can read and hear it.

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Larry: Well, you know what? 

You seem to know what you're doing, so I'm gonna let you take over.
Teddy:No, no. My dear boy, you can't put up the white flag now. 

The museum is on the verge of total anarchy.
Larry: I tried! I came back tonight, didn't I? 

Teddy:That was one night. I didn't build the Panama Canal in one day.
Larry:That's great, but I'm dealing with the most ridiculous job in history.
Teddy:Some men are born great, Lawrence...
Larry: Yeah, I know. Others have greatness thrust upon them. 

You hit me with that chestnut last night. 

The thing is, not everyone is great. 

That's the problem. Some of us are just ordinary.
Teddy:No, you're not, Lawrence. Stop wallowing in self-pity. 

Every journey begins with a footstep.

//End of out loud reading\\


No matter what anyone says. To include yourself, you are not ordinary. No Human being is ordinary!!





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