Thankful and Throwback Thursday - A Postcard From 1969...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

A Look Back & A Look Forward...

Rowland High School 1969 Songleaders

That is me in the very front middle.  1969 Rowland High School Songleaders

For those of us who grew up in the 60s, we know what it was like. I spent my teenage years in this decade. The 60s has gone down in history as "one of the most tumultuous and divisive decades in world history, marked by the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and anitwar protests, political assasinations and the emerging generation gap". (history.com)

The boomer generation lived through these times and we know it well.  Many of us can flashback and compare that time to this time in history.

But this post is not about that...

The Human Spirit

"Out of  difficulties grow miracles."

Jean de La Bruyére

What is the "Human Spirit"?  It takes going through extremely tough times, some life changing,  and sometimes hitting bottom to get a better understanding of the Human Spirit. Courage, mettle, resolution, and tenacity are just some of the synnonyms that are brought up when talking about the Human Spirit.  

The video below sums it up for me. The very end of this video is powerful.

What are your thoughts?

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life.  The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...It is finished when it surrenders...

Ben Stein

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Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit...

Anne Sullivan

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The human body has limitations.  The human spirit is boundless...

Dean Karnazes

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We are all different.  There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit...

Stephen Hawking

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Human spirit... things that aren't tangible, fascinate me, so I'm always researching mind, spirit, soul.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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Life is like a camera...

Focus on what is important...

Capture the good times...

Develop from the negatives...

and if things don't get better...

TAKE ANOTHER SHOT!

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Comments (53)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I was also in high school in 1969 and it was a wild ride. Two years later I was drafted in the Army and wasn't allowed to have a perspective anymore Sheri 🤕

Dec 10, 2021 03:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 11, 2021 06:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

1969 was a significant year.  When I first read your title line, I thought you might have posted a photo of Woodstock, another big event that year.

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Dec 11, 2021 06:36 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sheri. The human spirit is indeed malleable, but the process is sometimes slow. You are the only one that can break yours. Enjoy your day.

Dec 12, 2021 04:41 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ,

I loved the video, the ending was so powerful! I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah" moments for the week.....well done!!!

Dec 12, 2021 06:05 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Sheri I'm so glad Kathy featured your post in her weekly post.  What an absolutely touching video.  That is exactly how I feel right now - there are many, many, MANY good people in our country and that is how we are.  I keep saying that to others that have lost their faith and try to give them hope. And this has been happening for this past year. 

 

On a fun note.....love the picture of you and your song leader friends in high school!

Dec 12, 2021 09:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Hannah Williams - Your anniversary is an event that you can never forget.  I remember my first anniversary when I pulled out the top layer of cake out of the freezer.  I was told this was good luck to have a piece of it.  So we saved it.  It was terrible. It tasted stale with freezer burn.  But something must have worked we will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2022! 

Dec 12, 2021 05:10 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - My husband was in the second lottery draft and got a really low number.  But, Nixon was pulling out of Vietnam and the draft only went to 42.  His number was 52! 

Dec 12, 2021 05:13 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

thank you so much for the feature, Kathy Streib

Dec 12, 2021 05:14 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I do remember Woodstock, but being on the West Coast, it wasn't as prominent to me. It is funny though, that festival is still talked about today which shows me how important an event it really was. 

Dec 12, 2021 05:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - It is true, We are in control of our own spirit.  However, collectively we are very powerful. 

Dec 12, 2021 05:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I am glad you were able to catch the video.  It is powerful. 

Dec 12, 2021 05:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - I couldn't agree more with what you said.  Happy Sunday.

Dec 12, 2021 05:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much for this, Sheri - I really needed to hear those words and read your post and quotes. I wasn't a teen in the 60's but, do remember the events that he spoke of in the video. What a beautiful story - my weren't times so much simpler then? There are days I'd love to take a break from technology and go back to those times. Isn't it striking how similarly divided our country was then as it is now? 

I will always believe there is more good than evil in the world and am so thankful that is the case too!

LOVE your picture and I immediately knew the gorgeous girl in the middle front was you!!

Dec 12, 2021 07:21 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - Thank you! I am so glad that the video and post had a positive impact on you.  It did reaffirm what I was beginning to doubt and it helped me reset a positive vibe.  Yes, times were much simple and maybe we were a little more insulated. but,  I would be OK with that in today's world. 

Dec 13, 2021 06:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I would be too, Sheri! Wouldn't it be nice to rewind the clock where things like this are concerned? 

Dec 29, 2021 05:42 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Nice to have you back on my feed. I don't know why you left it for a second but I'm so glad to have you back.

 

I love to look at an old photo and wonder what the people in the photo did the day of the photo and what they were thinking in the moment

Dec 13, 2021 08:52 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Sheri, fun, nostalgia and inspiration all together in one blog.  Nice addition to the spirit of the system -  remembering the joys of days gone by and the inspirations that brought us here today.

Dec 14, 2021 09:14 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'll always  be thankful for the small steps and the giant leaps at the same time

Dec 16, 2021 09:40 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

I was in junior high in 1969 Sheri Sperry - MCNE® but I remember this.  

Dec 19, 2021 10:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheri and thanks for the video and the reminder of the 60's.  I remember so much from back then.

 

Dec 19, 2021 11:30 AM