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Glen Campbell – a true hero

I recently watched the CNN documentary “I’ll Be Me” about Glen Campbell, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I can’t say enough to recommend it.

The following is an excerpt from the program’s write-up:

“Two years ago, music icon Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife, Kim, went public with the diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a Good Bye Tour. Even the optimists predicted the tour would only last a couple of months. Not only did Glen exceed everyone’s expectations, but what began as a six-week tour, quickly grew into a triumphant year of him playing sold out venues across America. The film documents this extraordinary journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease by using love, laughter, and music as their medicine of choice.”

I listened to Glen’s music on occasion and always thought he was very talented. However, this documentary gave me a whole new perspective about Glen and the truly brave and generous man, husband, father and human being that he is

Glen and his family touched me to my core. I was both inspired and moved to tears by their courage to share their journey with Alzheimer’s in such an open and authentic way. I appreciate their humility to expose their most personal vulnerabilities to millions of people, and their generosity to let the world into their family’s life and history during such a difficult time. And, they did it with such heartfelt humor and class.

Sometimes we lose perspective about what is most important in our lives. We feel that the burning problem of the day is our biggest obstacle to our happiness. I am definitely guilty of this at times. This documentary is a must see. It will give you a healthy perspective about what is truly important, while inspiring and empowering you, and reminding you to count your blessings. All of these are essential to leading and living courageously.

Here is the link for the official “I’ll Be Me” movie trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtgraWN5-I

Let’s all have a great week!

Photo by:Jean-Baptiste Bellet