Tall Poppy Diaries

Observations and musings on life as a happy high-achiever (or what the Aussie's call a "Tall Poppy" ). "Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have." --Oprah Winfrey

Friday, February 04, 2005


  Tall Poppies: Tales From The Field

In this, the third and final installment of "Tall Poppy Days" this week, several Tall Poppies share their stories of Life as a Tall Poppy...

"The lights shining on my face create a glare that precludes me from focusing on the audience. The guitar begins the introduction to "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys. As I raise the microphone to sing the first line, the lyrical meaning convicts my heart..." Read more of this inspired piece by Opiate Poppy (MuzikDude) at The Sound of Muzik today.

Mountain Poppy (Montannie) tells us how her career took a fascinating and lucrative turn for the best the day she chose to take a phone call to help a stranger instead of going to lunch.

Cooper (one of Two Poppies from Been There...) shares two stories that Tall Poppies will relate to. The first, "A Mother's Love" tells how her mother chose to "share the wealth" of recognition with her daughter--even though her mother had earned the praise on her own...

The second story, "Would It Kill Ya'..." is a lesson on patience and empathy that bears reading...and repeating.

And, finally, I hope you will go read Samira's post about what it's like to be a Tall Poppy in high school, titled "High School: NOT the End Of The World". As Invisible Poppy said, "This post should be required reading for all girls AND their mothers". Yeah...it's THAT good....

I want to thank everyone who contributed to these posts. You are all fabulous! See you Monday!

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