I came across this video today. It's actually an old clip - it took place in October 2011. I was pleasantly surprised and really liked it. So i'm sharing it with y'all here! Just some context - this clip was taken during the 25th American Cinematheque Awards Ceremony. Robert Downey Jr was honoured with the American Cinematheque award and he actually chose Mel Gibson to present the award. This clip is of his acceptance speech - and it is not your typical acceptance speech:-
I've always been a big fan of Robert Downey Jr - and this vid shows a part of him that we rarely see (well, for me anyways). This clip just speaks to me so much!
Instead of focussing on himself when he accepted his award, he took this opportunity to talk about someone else. He turned the spotlight to someone else - and he asked that we all forgive someone who has made a mistake.
This also shows that kindness can and should be reciprocated. Mel had no idea what was going to happen in the future - and he helped Robert without asking for much in return. What goes around, comes around - in a good way sometimes, and now Robert was doing mel a big favour.
It also reminds me of how we need to forgive people when they have made a mistake. After all, no one is without sin. Jesus said that let him who have no sin be the first one to cast the stone. people do make mistakes - and i believe that those who made mistakes should be given another chance. And if we follow the principle in the Bible given by Jesus - and another chance, and another chance, and another chance... .
I guess i feel that way cuz i have made many mistakes in my life - and still am - and time and time again i have been given another chance.
p/s - I have the DVD forThe Singing Detective but still have not watched it yet after all these years!!!! Must dig it out...
*Taken from her compilation album, Something to Remember, this is my fav song of hers despite it being one of her lessor known singles.