Posted by Craig Borlase on 4 December 2015

There are days in life when change comes quickly, clear and identifiable moments after which everything alters. Sometimes those days feature flashing blue lights, hospital consultants or dark suits and overcast skies. But sometimes they don’t. Sometimes those days that change everything about our lives are full of hope and life and love.

And sometimes, just sometimes, those days get captured on film and go well and truly viral. Like this one:

Paul Potts was a mobile phone salesman with a love of singing, a history of being bullied and a hope that somehow the gift within him might find release.

It did. Since winning the first ever Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 he has appeared on Oprah (twice), brought Times Square to a standstill, announced a world tour and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York and Sydney to Hamburg. Paul’s story has since inspired the Weinstein-produced Hollywood film ‘One Chance’ starring James Corden in the lead role and Paul has written the accompanying autobiography.

Why share this with you, apart from the goosebumps that come from hearing Nessun Dorma? We’ve got a couple of reasons.

First up, Paul has joined in on a Christmas single - Silent Night (Christ The Saviour Is Born)’. 

But there’s another reason, and it’s simply to remind us of the fact that those moments of positive change aren’t limited to new parents, fresh fiancees, lottery winners or ridiculously talented mobile phone salesmen. They’re within reach of all of us. As we approach Christmas, let’s remember that true transformation - the sort that lasts for all eternity - is an option for all of us today.

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