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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 6, 2010-One Shining Moment (Vol.4, Iss.1)


ONE SHINING MOMENT

Last night in a game that came down to the last shot, the Duke University Blue Devils defeated the Butler University Bulldogs 61-59 to become the 2010 Men’s NCAA Champions. The game was the culmination of the Big Dance that started with 65 and ended with one team rising to victory. I enjoyed the game and the intensity of playing to the last shot made it an even better game. Congrats to Duke on their win and Butler for their impressive run for the championship. The match-up between the old standard Duke (3 time champion) and the little known mid-West underdog Butler (riding a 25-game winning streak) was a game of heart and determination to win. Though I loved the game, I became more caught up in the closing song, “One Shining Moment” and it’s motivational and inspirational lyrics.

One Shining Moment” is an inspirational song written by David Barrett about the Men’s College Basketball Championship (at the end of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament). “One Shining Moment” is traditionally played at the end of CBS Sports’ coverage of the championship game of the tournament. The song is played as the winning team’s players cut down the nets, to a montage of highlights from the tournament.

The lyrics were written on a napkin at a restaurant while David Barrett waited for a friend. In 1979, David was inspired from watching Larry Bird and his Indiana team play Michigan State in the NCAA championship. (This championship was the beginning of the rivalry between Larry Bird and Ervin “Magic” Johnson, which would span two decades). David went home and wrote the music in 15 minutes. The song was tucked away in a drawer for months until David was persuaded to play the song for a friend who paid for a recording session. In 1986, the song was given to a CBS sports executive who decided to play the song as highlight music to celebrate the championship team.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Shining_Moment)
(http://www.oneshiningmoment.com/music/osm.html)

One Shining Moment

The ball is tipped
and there you are
you’re running for your life
you’re a shooting star
And all the years
no one knows
just how hard you worked
but now it shows…
(in) ONE SHINING MOMENT, IT’S ALL ON THE LINE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, THERE FROZEN IN TIME

But time is short
and the road is long
in the blinking of an eye
ah that moment’s gone
And when it’s done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew…
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED DEEP INSIDE
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW YOU WERE ALIVE

Feel the beat of your heart
feel the wind in your face
it’s more than a contest
it’s more than a race…

And when it’s done
win or lose
you always did your best
cuz inside you knew…
(that) ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU REACHED FOR THE SKY
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU KNEW
ONE SHINING MOMENT, YOU WERE WILLING TO TRY
ONE SHINING MOMENT….

Words & Music: David Barrett Hodges Song Supply/ASCAP

As you read these words, visualize your life and your ONE SHINING MOMENT, if you have had such an encounter. Some people will have that one place in time that leaves them speechless, in tears, shouting and screaming in states of joy. Others will experience this feeling through the heart and hard work of people who are living to make SHINING MOMENTS. No matter which category describes your ONE SHINING MOMENT experience, remember to ENJOY them as they come!

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
https://yotrip.wordpress.com
http://yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

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