Friday, September 20, 2013

David Archuleta More Than Just A Pebble


Every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference.

David Archuleta makes a difference in the lives of others in ways big and small, not for attention or gain but rather because he believes it is the right thing to do.  He has an uncanny ability to recognize the important things in life.  He realizes each day you have an opportunity to begin an important journey and that obstacles can become opportunities.

It’s more than kindness it's about the essence and the power of his compassion.  He has had a far greater impact on way more people than he realizes.  We have all blossomed under the encouragement of David Archuleta.

When we listen to David’s music we share his feelings on a spiritual and emotional level, we share in the elation of songs and joy and happiness that reminds us of a particular happy time.  He has inspired us daily to live our dreams and accomplish our goals.

The mainstream media sometimes forgets that it’s takes more than an ego to be a success and David Archuleta is a success in more ways than can be described. 

His effect on our lives is more than just a ripple, a splash or an echo of music dancing in our hearts; it’s about love, passion and our souls connecting as one.

The following poem by James W. Foley must have been written with David in mind.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Drop A Pebble In The Water

Drop a pebble in the water:
just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples

ircling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,

flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling

where the end is going to be.
Drop a pebble in the water:
in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing

to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river

just by dropping in a stone.
Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute it is gone; 
But there's half-a-hundred ripples   

circling on and on and on.     
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading       

from the center as they go,         
And there is no way to stop them,            

once you've started them to flow.              
Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart

a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy

ere you dropped that unkind word.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples

circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort

on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume

of the one kind word you gave.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
in a minute you forget; 
But there's gladness still a-swelling,   

and there's joy circling yet,     
And you've rolled a wave of comfort       

whose sweet music can be heard         
Over miles and miles of water            

just by dropping one kind word.              
~By James W. Foley~D


  1. Hi Pam!!!!

    These thoughts were so beautifully written. You wrote everything I have felt, and I will go out on a limb to say....what all fans have felt.

    The poem you posted is one of my very favorites! I has David written all over it!!

    Even though he is not around now, his heartprint can still be felt. He has left a lasting impact on lives! He has been such a great example in all aspects of his life! "Being More Like David" is a phrase I have heard over and over again from people who feel his strong character and heart and have watched the way he lives his life in truth.

    Thank you again Pam for always supporting David with your beautiful thoughtful blogs. You really are a mouthpiece for fans around the world.

    1. Thank you so much, such a beautiful way to start my day!

  2. Love what you wrote about David....I became a fan because of who he is as a person and his music of course :) It is his humility, compassion, thoughtfulness, and innate goodness which draws me to support him no matter if he is not here...I will wait for his return. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! :)

  3. Very nice blog and poem. David leaves everlasting ripples of joy in my heart! "One day closer" can't come soon enough!!!!!
    ♥Julie Enriquez aka ProudFan4David