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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by emifriend on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I don’t think I have ever heard an interview with David Archuleta that I was not able to glean some wisdom about the art of living.  David is so young, yet he gets so much of it so right.  One of his best attributes, and one of the things about David that I think is key to understanding him, is his sense of gratitude.  But I did not fully appreciate the impact of gratitude until I read a blog by John Fischer* about the POWER of gratitude.

“It’s hard to think of one vice that the virtue of thankfulness cannot render useless.  One does not need to steal when one is thankful.  A man does not covet his neighbor’s wife when he is thankful for his own.  No one craves more when he is grateful for what he has.  In the same way, a thankful heart cancels out pride and arrogance.  No need to judge other people when you are thankful for who you are. No need to measure yourself by and compare yourself to others when you are thankful for what God has done in your life.”

Humility not arrogance, inclusiveness not judgments, hope and thankfulness instead of a shred of bitterness… It all reminds me of David’s steadfast and sincere refusal to take a second place win on American Idol as anything less than the best thing that ever happened to him.  David lives his life grateful for every blessing that comes his way.  And for David, it’s all blessings.  So I am grateful to David for putting his words and actions to this theory of gratitude.  He might not ever know that I love seeing this beautiful truth at work in him almost as much as I love hearing him sing.

Some other quotes about gratitude:

Buddha:

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Cicero:

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

G. K. Chesterton:

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.

*    http://www.fischtank.com/ft/

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80 Responses to “An Attitude of Gratitude”

  1. annmargaret said

    Abrra hi. I haven’t posted in some time. Just had to tell you what a wonderful post you’ve written. Yes, I know David’s gratitude and sheer goodness have motivated me to be a kinder more accepting and thankful person. His love of family really touches me. For a 19 year old guy he’s the exception to the rule. I’m happy to be alive now and able to watch him mature into a beautiful, insanely handsome young man with a heart of gold.
    Still hoping we will meet one day at a concert!

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  2. xaris said

    Lovely article, Emifriend. The translation of my screen name is “extreme thankfulness” which I chose to remind me of David and the attitude I should have in all things. He appears to live this attitude better than anyone I have ever encountered. I love learning from young people!

    Have a good day everyone!

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  3. pabuckie said

    Emifriend! Just want to tell you how beautiful & powerful your article is. Yes David is sooo thankful for everything that comes his way and even everything that doesn’t. He is so grounded and this is what sets him apart. I love that about him. He accepts life as it is with all the twists & turns and bumps in the road! So many wonderful quotes you put in your article. I loved it!

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  4. Abrra said

    annmargaret

    Above the article is the name of the author emifriend. Its a lovely piece, but I did not write it. Thank you for supporting the site.

    Abrra

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  5. Fiona said

    Lovely article, emifriend, and so important to remember to be grateful!

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  6. munkmusic said

    HI! I don’t post here very often, but I am here nearly every day reading articles and posts. I just have to say that I love this article. I think gratitude is one of the foundational characteristics of David. It motivates him to good works. He has been a doer of good works all of his life. He doesn’t reach out and help others so everyone can see. He does it privately and with love. His quiet strength and example are before us. He motivates me to be better. I don’t know if I will ever have the great opportunity to meet him and say thank you. I can tweet “thank you”, but I don’t know if he will ever see it or ever really understand what I mean. But someday……I just hope someday he will know what a difference he has made in my little life and in the lives of many. I appreciate his courage and integrity in the midst of the storms of life. He is an anchor.

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  7. Kizzi said

    Beautiful emifriend. You really captured the essence of it all. Reading you words I could feel, breathe, and embrace the attitude of gratitude.

    Reminded me of my 4yo granddaughter after she saw David perform last July,she added to her nightly prayers in addition to all her 4 yo heartfelt thanks, “thank you for David God.” Children teach me so much.

    What a warm and loving community you have here Voice-eans!

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  8. Fiona said

    Kizzi that is too sweet about your granddaughter’s prayer!!! I thank God every day for David too!! 🙂

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  9. Angelica said

    Emifriend,

    I think you’ve discovered the source of his power. Gratitude keeps him positively grounded and propells him forward. Thinking about it this morning as I type, I think that pride must be the exact opposite of gratitude. No wonder he doesn’t get a big head; he doesn’t run on that high octane fuel but on the warmth of a thankful heart. I have such tremendous respect for him. He is what Rudyard Kipling would call a “man.”

    Munkmusic,

    Loved every word of your comment. Come back and talk with us some more. Hope you get that opportunity someday to meet him and tell him yourself.

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  10. munkmusic said

    Angelica, Thank you so much! I appreciate your kindness.

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  11. Angelica said

    Oh…he tweets he’s not feeling very good today and may be getting sick. Still going to LA to work on music. He has been working SO hard. Let’s send up some prayers for David to feel better soon.

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  12. stenocruiser said

    Emifriend

    Thank you for the lovely article — David’s expressions of gratitude are so sincere and from his beautiful heart.

    Let’s see now – time for me to show some gratitude:

    – To angelica, djafan, bebereader, abrra and emifriend for this site — the layout and information are exceptional;
    – To all the online friends I have come to know, be it mostly in cyberspace;
    – To all the posters and writers for the thought-provoking and insightful articles and comments;
    – For the chat site – so nice to be able to visit, share our thoughts and, yes, have tons of fun;
    – To David – for everything!
    – To God for giving me whatever years I have left to follow David’s journey.

    Djafan

    Love the beautiful new slideshow!

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  13. Angelica said

    Stenocruiser,

    Thanks! Emifriend is not really an admin but at times you will see the author of an article listed there when their work is published. I remove it after they get credit for the article but wordpress has a delay in picking that up. Just be aware that if you see someone under admins that is not me, bebe, abrra, or dj, an article from them is either up on the site or imminent.

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  14. Nanaweize said

    Emifriend…Love the article. I too learn some type of wisdom from David in just about everything he talks about. The way he is able to answer questions so wisely is amazing.
    When my kids were young we had cassette tapes about Honesty, Gratitude, Joy and several of the other great attributes of life. I remember the song from the Graditude Attitude cassette…I think it will be stuck in my head all day now…but that is good. My kids loved these cassettes. My 32 year old son even asked me if I still had these cassettes because he was telling his wife about how much fun they were when he was a kid. I will have to go look them up and see if I still know how to work a cassette player. LOL!

    Pabuckle said
    He accepts life as it is with all the twists & turns and bumps in the road!

    I so agree…he has shown us this many times!

    Munkmusic…I sure hope you get to meet him some time. It is an experience I will never forget.

    Kizzi…gotta love those grandkids…they are so wise!

    Angelica said…

    “Gratitude keeps him positively grounded and propells him forward. Thinking about it this morning as I type, I think that pride must be the exact opposite of gratitude. No wonder he doesn’t get a big head; he doesn’t run on that high octane fuel but on the warmth of a thankful heart.”

    He does seem to always have a thankful heart! Many of the young people now days could take lessons from him!

    Thanks so much for all your posts this fine morning…Nice to start the day off with a heart full of that “Gratitude Attitude!”

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  15. bebereader said

    Emiemiemi:

    I like the way you think!
    David’s sense of gratitude is an attribute that isn’t touched upon often enough. The points you made are well taken. You’ve given us keen insight into why David is so humble and non-judgmental. Bravo!

    Djafan: Beautiful slideshow!

    Eman’s recent tweet:

    In the studio with the great @DavidArchie today! about 1 hour ago via web

    In case you didn’t notice, David has a new twitter picture. It happened late last night. Here it is. It’s also up on the right sidebar.

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  16. bebereader said

    Some more pics from Britweek!

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    credit Rex Gelert

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  17. djafan said

    Emifriend,

    “He might not ever know that I love seeing this beautiful truth at work in him almost as much as I love hearing him sing.”

    This is so true for me. I have to confess I listen to the women’s conference speech at least once a week…lol

    Thank you Emi for bringing attention to this beautiful quality David possesses and a reminder to me of how powerful it is to be thankful.

    Xaris, did not know, how interesting.

    Steno, thank you for your kind words!

    I was so mesmerized by the OHN video that I screen capped and made a slideshow. Glad you enjoyed Bebe and Steno!

    Nanaweize…”When my kids were young we had cassette tapes about Honesty, Gratitude, Joy and several of the other great attributes of life.”

    Could you let me know who they’re by? I have a bunch a grandkids I’d like to share with.

    Munkmusic, Please don’t hesitate to join in, love your input.

    Hello Kizzi! Aren’t those grandkids something. I shared in chat the other night that my 5 year old granddaughter who plays T-ball, out of nowhere informed her team and coaches that she and her grandma love David Archuleta…lol

    New vodpod videos upper left sidebar…Top 6!

    Hope he’s feeling better as he is working again!

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  18. bebereader said

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    credit Rex Gelert

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  19. djafan said

    Oh Bebe, beautiful pictures…Maybe complete video of performances.

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  20. bebereader said

    Djafan: Fingers and toes crossed! 😉

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  21. Amira said

    Hello All-Those pictures are great. David looks so handsome. I really love this site.

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  22. blisskaden said

    Emifriend, in light of the recent histrionics surrounding David, your article is not only poignant, it is timely. Being a fan of David is really a matter of his heart. Sure, he’s handsome, he’s funny, he’s charming. But, it’s his heart, so pure and and grounded in love and appreciation, that is his true gift to us. And it is, literally, the gift that keeps on giving.

    If I may be allowed to repeat something I wrote a while back:

    David’s singing is his heart, set to music.

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  23. txbilslp said

    Emifriend,
    For me, I’ve learned that gratitude is the antidote to bitterness.

    Bliss,
    “David’s singing is his heart, set to music.”
    One of my favorite quotes

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  24. Abrra said

    emi

    Reading this:
    “G. K. Chesterton:

    You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

    Reminded me of an interview where David was asked how he prepared before he sang. He said he did vocal exercises and he said a prayer to the Lord.

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    Gratitude is like breathing to him.

    Abrra

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  25. txbilslp said

    Abrra,

    “Gratitude is like breathing to him.”
    Another excellent quote. SO true.

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  26. Emi said

    Thank you everybody, for the positive comments! It really gives me an adrenaline rush to see all the comments. There’s something so affirming about the whole process of saying “this is what I see” and having people say ” yes, I see it too and did you see this? and wow look at that! ”
    Thank you admins for the opportunity to experience that here. I’ve been smiling all day at the beautiful comments! And then came those beautiful pictures. I don’t even have words for how stunning the pictures are.

    David truly walks as one who knows that he will “always be blessed with love.” It seems that his gratitude, his response to that knowledge, is the foundation for each of his steps. His security and confidence are so strong he can tolerate the vulnerability of showing and sharing his loving heart with every person he meets.

    Rich Mullins wrote a song for his best friend’s baby boy called “Let Mercy Lead” and the lyric reminds me of David:

    Let mercy lead
    Let love be the strength in your legs
    And in every footprint that you leave
    There’ll be a drop of grace
    If we can reach
    Beyond the wisdom of this age
    Into the foolishness of God
    That foolishness will save
    Let mercy lead

    David’s gratitude enables him to walk in mercy and grace, goodness and love. And it’s all so real that I know these things and have never even met him!

    I think part of the reason I keep showing up is to see what will happen next… how will David respond.. what more can I learn… how will my heart grow? And I just love it that you are all here with me.

    Thank you!

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  27. Pabuckie said

    Wow Emi! Thank you. Love that poem and what you said too:

    I think part of the reason I keep showing up is to see what will happen next… how will David respond.. what more can I learn… how will my heart grow?

    Beautifully said. I learn a lot from David and how he responds to things too!!

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  28. djafan said

    Amira, Thank you! and yes mighty handsome.

    Bliss, And I’ll repeat again, I love this.

    “David’s singing is his heart, set to music.”

    Txbilslp, Another good one.

    “For me, I’ve learned that gratitude is the antidote to bitterness.”

    Abrra,For just about every question or doubt naysayers have, we have David’s own words that say it all.

    “He said he did vocal exercises and he said a prayer to the Lord.”

    Oh Emi, you are something, lovely article, like bliss says “very timely”, now your wonderful comment…

    “I think part of the reason I keep showing up is to see what will happen next… how will David respond.. what more can I learn… how will my heart grow? And I just love it that you are all here with me.”

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  29. betsy said

    This is so lovely, emifriend.
    “The art of living” – I love that. And every other thought expressed here.

    #24 Abs – This makes me smile. 🙂

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  30. djafan said

    Hadn’t seen this one…

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  31. Angelica said

    Emi#26

    OMGOSH you little dickens! I want to copy and paste your whole comment into the body of your post. 😆

    Abrraaa…”Gratitude is like breathing to him.” And that pic! I want to copy and paste it into Emi’s post. 😆 You almost made me 😥 Not gonna do it though. Last person to make me cry was David, over a year ago. I was fine until several days later and then I was just overcome with gratitude for all the joy he has brought to me. It’s crazy. I never expected to love anyone so much I don’t even know. I felt like Kizzi’s little 4 year old grandson. “Thank you God for David.”

    Djafan,

    Love the mystical, morphing, OHN screencap slideshow.

    Bebe,

    Those pics are GORGEOUS!!

    Honest to goodness, what would I do without you guys? You are some hard-working folks!

    Funny Cats Pictures, Images and Photos

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  32. archiesfan4life said

    Emi – I loved your article so much! I have read much about the power of gratitude through the years, yet watching David live his life with gratitude for everything and everyone makes me more so much more aware of what the “power of gratitude” really means.

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  33. refnaf said

    emi… this brings it all home> David’s gratitude is something that just oozes out of him, and makes me thankful in return. Blessings that I never could have imagined have come because of this young man. Thanks for writing, and thanks to all of you here! ((((hug)))

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  34. Bright_Light said

    Thanks for this article. David seems to embody the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote:

    “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

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  35. Amyb4dja said

    Emifriend,
    Beautiful article (and pictures…dang, I love that profile.)

    Love This:
    I don’t think I have ever heard an interview with David Archuleta that I was not able to glean some wisdom about the art of living. David is so young, yet he gets so much of it so right.

    ~ YES. Poignantly put. I’m constantly in awe and inspired by this. Whether I’m reading his blogs, tweets or watching interviews or performances, I’m often saying outloud to myself….”Where did you come from?!!”
    And I’ve never expected or wanted the “superhuman” or perfection of David (though he does keep delivering) On the contrary…all that “stuff of which we make SUPERSTARS” is far less captivating to what David brings as..he puts it…”just David.” It’s David’s humanity, authenticity, realness I adore and respect.

    and this:
    David lives his life grateful for every blessing that comes his way. And for David, it’s all blessings. So I am grateful to David for putting his words and actions to this theory of gratitude. He might not ever know that I love seeing this beautiful truth at work in him almost as much as I love hearing him sing.

    Absolutely. It was the Voice that first pulled me in for life, with a few notes on AI7. The rest of the total package has been the unexpected gift. Though.. even the first time I saw him during the audition, I recall saying to myself…besides being “a singer’s singer”, the real deal…”there’s something else about his demeanor…hmm”…boy was there…ever.

    and Bliss…“David’s singing is his heart, set to music.” love that.

    …I love the vibe here.

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  36. Amb4dja said

    Bebe..those pics…need a warning label.
    Ok…maybe he IS superhuman. No one’s this pretty inside and out!!

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  37. Tawna21 said

    emifriend—you are a true friend to all of us here. You have, in such a kind and beautiful way, pointed out to us what we all need to do to be better people. If we would follow David’s example, we would be living lives that others would want to follow, and then others would want to follow them, and so on and so on. Man, what a beautiful world it would be. I just love this post today. Thank you!!

    Then, there are the pics and slideshow–there is never too much good stuff coming our way concerning David.

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  38. djafan said

    OMG!!!!

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  39. bluesky said

    How do we, like, make Eman an eternal member of the DA fan club?

    How do I show my gratitude for his hilarious, mind-numbing, evocative and mouth-watering tweets?!!
    (He should be a dessert. He should be his own DA blog. I want to adopt him.)

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  40. Angelica said

    On the downhill slope?!! Are you ready for this?

    Photobucket

    No you’re not. Photobucket

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  41. bluesky said

    And he said he did not feel so well earlier.

    Just. DA. Just. What?

    Angelica: You are fast as lightening!

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  42. archiesfan4life said

    dja – what a beautful slideShow and one of my favorite songs! Thanks to you and everyone here who makes this “home”.

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  43. Angelica said

    Bluesky,

    haha. I am speedy Gonzalez when it comes to the prospect of new music from him.

    BTW,

    Bright_Light#34

    You gonna come in here and quote Emerson to us? Emerson? Do you know how much I love him? That quote is such a perfect description of David. I’m sure it fits many of you out there too. Thanks for bringing that beauty here.

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  44. betsy said

    I just had to say this.
    I was sitting in chat and In This Moment came on. So after that finished, I had to go watch it 3 more times on youtube. Found an interesting comment. (people are still finding David, which I love)

    ” I only watched idol season 8 so basically I don’t know Archi has such an amazing voice. I don’t know who should have won but I do know that he is much more visible than Cook now. Considering about the age, I think he would win in the long run”

    This song needs to be celebrated again. The moment at 1:43-47 is the most beautiful sound I have ever heard.

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  45. bebereader said

    Betsy, my twin! We’re in each other’s heads again. Ditto about that sound at 1:43. I’ve never heard a sound more beautiful!

    Imagine if David was on American Idol now, at his current age of 19. Regardless of the talent or lack thereof this year, the season would be over, hands down. David’s level of musicianship remains unmatched.

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  46. betsy said

    Sighing all over the place here. David sounds so happy in his latest tweet. ♥

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  47. blisskasden said

    Abrra, Rarely do I find myself speechless, but that pic of David in #24 cannot be described in any language. The purity of it is blinding.

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  48. bebereader said

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  49. silverfox said

    Just got home..Today was my grandson’s 22nd birthday. Older than David! Makes me feel…never mind! 😆

    Really must get to bed..I’ll have to catch up tomorrow. I’m thrilled David’s tweets are finally coming in again on my phone! At least now if he tweets during the day, I won’t feel so out of the loop until I get home which drives me crazy…not knowing what’s going on. 😦

    Anyway, good night & sweet dreams everyone!

    David, hope you have a very good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always. Contigo siempre! We will be with you always! TAKE CARE!

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  50. bebereader said

    Munkmusic#9 We always enjoy your comments and hope to see more of them soon. 😀

    Steno#12: Thank you for your words of wisdom and for your company, here and on The Voice Unplugged!

    Amyb4dja #35 “It was the Voice that first pulled me in for life, ….The rest of the total package has been the unexpected gift. Though.. even the first time I saw him during the audition, I recall saying to myself…besides being “a singer’s singer”, the real deal…”there’s something else about his demeanor…hmm”…boy was there…ever.”

    I totally agree! There has always been something nagging at me when I would hear myself say that it was David’s voice that drew me in at his AI audition, because I knew there was more that I couldn’t express. It wasn’t just his voice; there was something magical about him, even back then. How does one put magic into words?

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  51. Alynne said

    “Humility not arrogance, inclusiveness not judgments, hope and thankfulness instead of a shred of bitterness… It all reminds me of David’s steadfast and sincere refusal to take a second place win on American Idol as anything less than the best thing that ever happened to him.”
    Powerful truths about gratitude. Thank you for writing this article. You hit the nail on the head when it comes to David. It’s no wonder we want to guard him with our lives.

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  52. djafan said

    Alynne…

    “It’s no wonder we want to guard him with our lives.”

    You now to have it on the nail!

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  53. Emi said

    *Happy sigh*
    I keep reading these comments and smiling… thanks for every word, every body. oh wait, I just saw that Betsy sighed in #46 too! I am in such great compamy here! I feel like the Grinch ( of Whoville)when his heart grew. (I know it’s April but if we listen to CFTH at the VOICE UNPLUGGED I think I can mention the Grinch). What a great day!

    I love the beautiful words and then the retelling of all the beautiful words and the (rehearing and the reseeing of David’s beautiful music and images) It’s almost like if we can just think about it, say it, realize it enough, can it all be ours too? And I look at the bottom of the page and read ” I am not a robot and I don’t have wooden heart” and I am thankful all over again, because the answer is YES–This is for all of us too- it is within our reach!

    We watch a “reality tv show” and finally get a good dose of “real” with David Archuleta, and it is so refreshing and brings such good hope. I never saw it coming but I am so glad it is here now.

    I once overheard my funny Arizona cousin trying to convince his visiting fiance that in the South, it is a requirement for everybody in a household to “put on their jammies and kiss everybody goodnight” before retiring for the evening. I swear, if i could do that here, I would!

    I hope you all have sweet dreams and wake up with the joy of the morning and hearts full of thanks!

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  54. Emi said

    ok Im baack… here i have practically tucked you all into bed, and now it is I who want the extra glass of water. I just remembered something I meant to say:

    David has no stones to throw.

    I think his gratitude prevents him from picking up stones to throw at others (like the woman caught in adultery) If he ever does pick them up, I think he drops them when he gets on his knees to pray. It’s just another sparkly facet of David that I saw today and wanted to remember.

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  55. bluesky said

    Emi, you have put my grinch to bed. I love your shiny thoughts.

    Here where I live, the wind is fierce tonight. We are waiting for the refreshing rain as the dry wind beats and the houses seem to lean to and fro. Calm comes from within now, instead of from without. Like the lad who wins in the old tale, DA seems to carry about with him an island of calm in a stormy world. I am glad that I can sense that calm if I cannot always reach it on my own. That is what friends are for.

    Goodnight, all.

    (PS – Bedtime story from: “I can sleep when the wind blows.”)

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  56. munkmusic said

    Emi, I really like “I think he drops them when he gets on his knees to pray..” I think I should do that more often.

    David is a miracle in many ways. I know he is human and I am sure has weaknesses, although I don’t see them… Just hope he keeps safe and is able to accomplish all that his wonderful heart would like to…..cuz he only wants to do good. He gives me hope.

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  57. betsy said

    http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20100428150726/Article/index_html

    David is a stress releaser 🙂

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  58. Angelica said

    Emi#54

    “David has no stones to throw.

    I think his gratitude prevents him from picking up stones to throw at others (like the woman caught in adultery) If he ever does pick them up, I think he drops them when he gets on his knees to pray.”

    This reminded me of my own comment made on SnowAngelz on 4/21

    “People need to drop the stones and look into their own hearts.”

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  59. Suzy-Q said

    Betsy #44 comment: I just had to say that I totally agree about the most beautiful sound you have ever heard. I listen to “In This Moment” over and over just to hear it. Nice to know that someone else enjoys hearing David sing that as much as I do.

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  60. djafan said

    Angelica,

    “People need to drop the stones and look into their own hearts.”

    Emi,

    I think he drops them when he gets on his knees to pray..”

    Munkmusic,

    David is a miracle in many ways. I know he is human and I am sure has weaknesses, although I don’t see them… Just hope he keeps safe and is able to accomplish all that his wonderful heart would like to…..cuz he only wants to do good. He gives me hope.

    So early here and you three are cranking out these wonderful comments, ditto on all three.

    Suzy-Q, I love it so much I made a slide show using In This Moment up on the top right side bar.

    Abrra, I think this one will be easier to watch 🙂

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  61. djafan said

    Thanks for the link Betsy! I added it the David news on the right.

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  62. Nanaweize said

    Djafan #17
    Nanaweize…”When my kids were young we had cassette tapes about Honesty, Gratitude, Joy and several of the other great attributes of life.”

    Could you let me know who they’re by? I have a bunch a grandkids I’d like to share with.

    Djafan…These cassettes were done by Janeen Brady and Brite Music Inc. It was the Standing Tall series! I just looked them up on the internet and they are on CD’s now! Yay!

    I am so much loving all the comments on this thread. You all are so inspired as is David!

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  63. SandyBeaches said

    emifriend…I thoroughly enjoyed your article…’An attitude of gratitude”.

    This is the light that most of us would like to live under in regards to David for all that he is and all that we appreciate.

    If we (meaning the fan population) ever get back our fan logic and respect and appreciation for our artist then I will enjoy fandom once again. To me, this is why your article is important and of course others like it. It is so easy for other sites to do diservice to David while expressing their verbal powers, but it is all for the ‘self’ and not for the love of David.

    So cheers to the writers who keep writing articles we are proud enough for the people of the world to read, because they do read them and what we write is a huge reflection upon our ourselves and who we are.

    SB

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  64. betsy said

    #59 Suzy-Q
    I have been kind of obsessing over that moment for two years! (meaning I haven’t shut up about it for two years!)
    I can’t begin to describe it anymore – so I just listen and love it.
    Happy sigh 🙂
    (hi Emi)

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  65. Pabuckie said

    Focusing on David’s “inner” beautiful qualities, reading beautiful articles such as this one by Emifriend, seeing all the wonderful comments by everyone here and all the awesome pics and videos, just makes my heart melt. I feel so much love for David and respect for everyone here! Just wanted to let everyone know! 🙂

    Now, can’t wait to hear some new music by David. Can’t even imagine what this next album is going to sound like and what different styles of songs will be on it.

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  66. bebereader said

    Time to release a little stress? 😉

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  67. djafan said

    Bebe…thanks, I needed that 🙂

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  68. djafan said

    Primetime in No Time…lol

    http://primetime.tv.yahoo.com/

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  69. djafan said

    Writing with Mike Komprass!!!!

    Photobucket

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  70. Angelica said

    In honor of him working with Mike Krompass…my favorite Zero Gravity. Yes. The One. The Only. The Phenomenal…Sayreville!!!

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  71. betsy said

    bebe – that was a nice shot of relaxation 🙂
    dja – thanks for the Prime time in no time link. I hadn’t seen that yet. Loved it!
    Angelica – Still one of my favorite performances of Zero Gravity. Sigh.
    p.s.
    I had so much fun reading the tweets last night between jambajim & Alex Truggs. Concerning David.
    (Alex was on idol last year for a short while. He is really smart & really funny.)

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  72. bebereader said

    Mike Krompass tweeted too!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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  73. bebereader said

    New video by OoObluedotsOoO

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  74. Abrra said

    David with Mike Krompass & Shelly Pieken from Mike’s facebook

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Abrra

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  75. bebereader said

    You beat me to it! Thanks, Abrra.

    That face, that face, that beautiful face!!! 😀

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  76. bebereader said

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    (had to!)

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  77. betsy said

    bebe – glad you did 🙂

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  78. djafan said

    bebe…me too 🙂

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  79. pabuckie said

    Couldn’t resist! Had to share from FOD.

    http://planethunkerdown.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/mondo_hairdid_may_2010_hxx.jpg?w=497&h=643

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  80. djafan said

    Pabuckie…thank you for the link…..A masterpiece from the beeeebeeeee!

    Photobucket

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