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Friday, April 30, 2010


Hey Everyone!

Thanks so much for your comments on the forum! Keep me posted on what's going on with you! I read it all!

The support for this forum will be changing and we're going to switch to a different host for our blog. You may experience some temporary shutdowns here while that process takes place.

In the mean time, continue to ask yourself:
What item can I tackle off my bucket list?
What would I like to do that scares me?
Who haven't I told lately how much they mean to me?
What would I attempt knowing that I couldn't fail?

Have the best day of your life!

All Things Possible,


  • At 6:49 PM, May 06, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Looks like I'm not the only one that has not posted for awhile. Sue I always appreciate your email. I pray the rest of the forum family is doing well. Things have been hard and I hope they get better soon!

    I can answer two of your questions Chris like this: What scares me is to fail people I love, and if I couldn't fail I would give them all their greatest wish.


  • At 7:53 PM, May 07, 2010 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hello forum family almost five years old:) Guess that means we're still quite young!

    Since Tanya posted, thought I'd try and see if it works, still. To thank you for the kind thoughts, and to wish you all the ATP in the world. And finding people to help keep up your spirits, despite the obstacles. How to turn them into stepping stones, that is the challenge, always.

    That's really the origin of this forum, looking back to the beginning...a place where hopes and dreams can be shared and others can shine a little bit of light on them. At least, that's how I've looked at it...what about everyone else? OK...your turn:)

    I love your post. It's exactly what I've felt, probably the biggest challenge of all. I know Chris and all the forum family have confronted this. I feel your compassion in your words. Glad you took the leap to write on the forum, as I know the good vibes travel far. I can recall five years ago when I was scared to write...and I'm so glad I took a chance on expressing myself here.
    Only I never thought I'd wind up being the biggest chatterbox:)

    Also had to post tonight because on Facebook, Rodney Helper (Dalee's nephew) noticed it is
    Dave's birthday today! And I am so mixed up, I didn't catch it until I saw his post. So Happy Birthday to a veteran forum fan! May you have many beautiful All Things Possible birthdays forever more!
    And a wonderful Romeo and Juliet production!

    Best to Chris and movie must be supernova, as the forum is so quiet:) ATB wishes to all, Sue

    PS...Tim I can't write you on Facebook, so hoping you escaped the weather this time. A bit wild here, but all is well...just a brief little outage and lights thankfully back on:)

  • At 6:55 PM, May 16, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I like the questions - before I answer though here's a quick update on my life for those interested since it's been so long since I posted:

    Directing "Romeo and Juliet" which opens this coming weekend (May 21). Always fun to work on Shakespeare, and we have a relatively young cast with a lot of energy which helps.

    I just saw the 3 minute clip of my play which was filmed last fall. I like how things look and am now trying to figure out how to get the rest of it filmed.

    Still job hunting as my current position ends on June 23...coming up fast. But, I'm not panicked about it (yet) and am using this as an opportunity to ask myself many of the same questions Chris as posed here. Speaking of which...

    Bucket list - becoming a published author and/or playwrite. Working on this now.

    Scares me - no question about it, skydiving.

    Love - I've actually been pretty good about letting those close to me know how I feel.

    No failure - I'm going to be attempting it soon actually, in addition to the above I'm working on getting some auditions for movie roles.

    Let's see what happens! Oh, and by the way. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. It made reaching the big 50 much easier.



  • At 9:51 AM, May 17, 2010 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    Brilliant!! Congratulations Dave on your first half a century and have a great opening weekend!!!!! I loved your bucket list!

    Tanya, what a beautiful wish! Know that you ARE the answer to someone's prayer more times a day that you'll ever know!

    Sue, you have a beautiful outlook on life and people! I'm glad you took a chance on expressing yourself here as well! And thanks for the movie mania wishes. Keep the good vibes coming!!

  • At 2:02 PM, May 17, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Greetings family forum,

    Thank you Chris, you are always so kind.

    Speaking of making wishes come true, I have to plug my friend, Anastasia Blackwell's novel,The House on Black Lake, Please check it out and support this wonderful women.

    I hope to read more posts soon!


  • At 1:56 PM, May 20, 2010 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Happy anniversary to this forum!

    I agree with your answers, Tanya and love the wish and thoughts you shared here. Lot of strenght, of luck to you, to everyone. In spite of all the difficulties, i hope all the forum family is well and strong.

    Thank you Sue for your ATB emails, thoughts and for telling here about the Dave's birthday. All best wishes again Dave for that, for your own life, work, projects, for the opening night of the play "Romeo and Juliet".

    Chris, it was great to hear from you again here; we hope to hear news and updates about your projects too.

    Take care everyone!


  • At 1:08 PM, May 25, 2010 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hello everyone, hope you are doing well. Here we finally had some nice sunny weather, we had longed for that after an unusually long cold winter.

    Thanks for those inspiring questions, Chris. I don't have a bucket list per se, but all the things I always really really wanted to do I have done. So everything else now comes as a bonus. I even thought that if I would die now I could die happy because of all the great things that have happend to me so far. Not that I don't hope to have many more years. But I am very content with who I am and where I am at this point in my life. I do think we often do not appreciate how good our lives really are because we have come to take so much for granted which many people on the planet don't have. So I am enjoying my life and follow the path where ever it leads me.
    Big happy hugs to you all.
    Stay positive,

  • At 7:33 PM, May 27, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Sue, I love your outlook on ATB.

    Dave, Happy Birthday. And Best wishes on R&J.

    Alex, your warm wish are appriecated.

    Ute, I love how much you are enjoying life and it is great to hear!

    Hugs from me as well,


  • At 2:47 PM, May 28, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi folks
    Happy Memorial Day. A time to think about memories of those people that are/were important in our lives and as Chris mentioned, tell them what they mean to us. Doesn't matter if they are gone or not.

    This weekend is my first days off in quite a while. Will be off to a dog agility trial in the morning with hopes of earning my dogs agility championship. He is coming of an injury so we will see how things go.

    Dave, happy belated birthday. 50 isn't so bad. Its all a state of mind...or at least I hope it is. I will be joining you soon enough. Just got the invitation to my 30th high school reunion....ouch

    Chris, Tanya, Sue, Ute and Alex, hope all is well with you. Will check back soon.

  • At 7:52 PM, May 28, 2010 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone, I hope to post about my "bucket list" later, but wanted to acknowledge the heartfelt comments on here, and thanks for all the good thoughts about ATB. that makes me feel GREAT:)... because... it's been a long way from May 2005 to May 2010 for all the forum family and for me.

    It took me until July of that year to get up the courage to post. Here's what I wrote:

    "I love the Shower Power interactive website...and the opportunity to blog with other kindred spirits! I think Chris has struck a "vein of gold" with his desire to expand the realm of our possibility thinking and creativity. MBP"

    (Ha... I was even trying to be anonymous, can you believe it? Not knowing all you "strangers" out there in the big scary world of the web! LOL...look at us now, jabbering away on Facebook and here. Well, most of us are...some are a little quieter than others:)

    Hope the forum gets even more active and lively in the next five years. Who knows, I might even think about starting a forum sometime. Inch by inch out of the comfort zone, as the ATP person would say.

    And speaking of ATB. You may have gotten the same thing in the mail today that I did. An announcement about America the Beautiful new state quarters for the National Parks. When I opened it there was ATB in front of some numbers. I laughed as of course, it's America The Beautiful! But I've conditioned myself to see All Things Beautiful, just as I see All Things Possible with ATP...

    Anyway, this is to say Happy Anniversary Forum Family, and also Happy Memorial ATB warm weekend (spring is finally here!)

    And that's an ATB/P thing! Sue

  • At 7:58 AM, June 14, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Folks, its been a while.
    Summer is a busy time for me. Lately its been work (7 days a week) and working out with not much more. The dog finished his agility championship so we are taking the summer off from competition and I am devoting much of that "spare" time to myself. It sounds totally selfish but I came to the realization that I have been neglecting my "personal" time of late and that I need to correct that. Besides the daily grind in the gym, I do some mental cleansing by running sledding hills 2-3 times a week. Its a great way to "let things go". By the time you are done and your heart is ready to pound out of your chest, your brain is flooded with endorphins and you feel a whole lot better.

    I hope everyone is having a great summer. Lots of rain here.

    Chris, any special birthday plans? It is coming up quick


  • At 8:42 AM, June 17, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    I know I posted in June, but it must have gotten lost.

    Tim, I totally understand needing time to yourself and that is not selfish. I can't seem to find any, so let me know where to look.

    Went and helped my friend with her book launch. We incorporated a double trapeze act and we were amazing, if I do say so myself.

    Chris, Sue, Dave, Ute and Alex, hope all is well with you, and you are having a wonderful summer.


  • At 8:36 PM, June 17, 2010 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone,
    Tim, good to hear from you. Been wondering about you during the terrific rains and storms this month. Taking care and nurturing ourselves is hard for many of us. I get really wound up if I don't get my walking in. As Tanya says finding time for yourself isn't easy. How is your writing coming? Good, I hope.

    Tanya, hope to hear more about your trapeze artistry, and also your friend's book. Thanks for the well wishes and it's good to know you all aren't too far away from the forum.

    Today was our 43rd anniversary...oops, well you already knew I was the front runner of the baby boomers in Chris' fan club:) It takes all generations to "raise an actor" make a play on it takes a village! Which it does, actually. A large village. right Dave? I remember attending a play here in Williamston recently, and read a very wise comment in the program. Actress Emily Sutton-Smith, one of the theater's founders wrote: "Without an audience, we'd just be a bunch of crazy people acting out in a windowless room by ourselves."

    As for our anniversary, I found this amazing info on a blog tonight. June 17 is
    birthday of Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky (1882), Russian-born American composer who said, “I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” It says "Celebrate his birthday by listening to a recording or renting the classic Disney movie Fantasia which features some of his work. You can find his Rite of Spring and Firebird from Fantasia on YouTube." The link is long, but here it is:
    I don't think I can hyperlink it in the blog. Should have sent an e-news, but then Tim wouldn't get it.
    Fantasia is a favorite, and being Disney, it reminds me of Chris and all things Disney that we've loved since childhood. We all have that in common:) And I'm learning to trust in that magic, believe it or not. Sometimes, I even picture myself as The Sorcerer's Apprentice:) Fun to think about...ATB/P 2U... and I’ll add my birthday wishes, as well! Our daughter is just two days after Chris’ and just a year behind. Small world after all;)

  • At 7:23 AM, June 24, 2010 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi everyone!

    A Very Happy Fantastic Birthday with all best wishes and lot of good luck for your own life and work, Chris! Hope to hear from you soon here too.

    Sue, Tanya, Ute, Dave and Tim it was a pleasure to read your great comments and thoughts here.

    Hope you're all fine and are having a beautiful summer. A hug to all of you!

  • At 8:24 PM, June 24, 2010 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hello again:)
    Way over here on this quiet little corner of the web, I'd like to wish Chris a very ATB birthday year ahead, filled with lots of All Things Possible.

    I see by Facebook that you are one popular guy on the planet. Hope all your hundreds of fans and friends realize how lucky they are to call you a friend. We do! And, while it may be quiet here, it's a POWERFUL place.

    Thanks, Alex, for the summer wishes and especially for the hug. May I imagine a global group HUG in honor of this special day? Make it so! As I recall, we used to talk about hugs a lot:) So, ATB HUGS from me to pass it on...Sue

    And post script...hope this wild and crazy Midwest summer weather...including earthquakes and tornadoes...finds you all safe and well! Of course, we could just pretend that it's really OZ out there... and those are just fun things along our yellow brick road!

  • At 9:43 AM, June 28, 2010 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    OK everyone, I guess you know from my email that I tipped you off to my bucket dream. Hope all is going well with this forum process. Just a note here, to hope Tim and anyone else affected by all the stream of summer storms...are all safe and sound. A man was killed in a campground here in Michigan near Port Huron in the tornado activity the other day. I don't think there was any warning for that area. Volatile summer, but perhaps that will energize us to work on our bucket lists:) ATB/P...Sue


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