This is just a reminder that things are not always what they seem to be. It’s meant to be a pepper-upper for ones who may feel discouraged. Some things are enhanced, others are hidden. Some facts come to light literally years after the person is dead and gone. The take-away here is that no matter what things look like on the surface, they are never that simple. People do what they do for a reason. People say what they say for a reason and last but not least, people believe the way they believe for a reason.
How would these people’s lives and careers have been different if they had not experienced these events or wanted to change their look or ventured out in some way to try something new? If you thought that celebrities somehow get to walk on easy street from day one – think again! Some of these people overcame some major obstacles before they got their big break:
- James Earl Jones had a severe stutter as a child and was silent for nearly eight years. Aren’t we thankful he got over it? He has one of the most distinguished and iconic voices in the world.
- When Stephen King was 2 years old, his father went out to “buy a pack of cigarettes” and never came back. This has influenced him tremendously.
- Elvis Presley was a natural blonde. The familiar black hair was dye he used from the time he got into high school. He wanted his hair to look like the truck driver’s hair – and most of them had dark, slicked back hair.
- Vangelis, a pioneer in electronic music, performed soundtracks for movies and won an Academy Award for the score in “Chariots of Fire”. He can’t read music.
- Mel Blanc, the voice of Looney Tune characters, got into a near-fatal car crash in 1961 that resulted in 3 skull fractures and a 3-week long coma. His doctor could not get a response, so asked, “Bugs, can you hear me?” Blanc, in the voice of Bugs Bunny, responded, “What’s Up, Doc?”
- At 35 years of age, Harrison Ford was fitting a door for Francis Ford Coppola when a studio executive, testing actresses for a new film, asked him to help out by reading the lines written for the male lead. The film was “Star Wars”.
It’s also a reminder – God really does have a great plan for your life. Now, it doesn’t mean that you will be a movie star or become famous at all, but remember that you will always be God’s STAR because you belong to Him! Wink! 😉