Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Motorvationally Speaking": A Woodside Chat

You are no doubt familiar with the phrase ... "The more things change, the more they stay the same".

Here is a case in point.

Back in the early 1930's, a political leader invites listeners to cozy up to their radios as a way to seek shelter from the economic storm. As the Great Depression ravaged companies, communities and families, FDR offers hope and reassurance with his series of "fireside chats" and the promise of a "New Deal". Gradually, America begins to pull itself up by its bootstraps and cleans up the economic mess triggered by the Wall Street crash in 1929.

Today, on the premiere edition of "Motorvationally Speaking", another elected official is coming forward to ignite the power of positive thinking, albeit on a different scale and in a different medium. Don't know if this is coincidence or not, but he was at one time, a radio talk show host who often shared comforting thoughts with his listeners on a variety of subjects.

Some might contend that words offering comfort and hope may be more important than gold these days as we weather the current situation.

You can decide for yourself with the longest-serving mayor in the history of Fredericton, New Brunswick - currently into his seventh term - the featured guest on CHCD-TV ... his worship, Mr. Brad Woodside.

"We have nothing to fear, but fear itself" FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

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