What Did He Do?

Tony MelendezMany people have heard the story “Bed by The Window.” Some people have heard the song played by Tony Melendez. In case you would like a reminder, or you have not heard the song played by Tony Melendez, the following video will be a nice treat for you. Even if you are familiar with the story and music of Tony Melendez, watching the following video will be a fantastic use of your time.


Now that you have heard the song and watched the video, you may be wondering why the version of Bed by the Window played by Tony Melendez is included in a blog about overcoming adversity. I like the lyrics and the music, but I also wondered how I could include the previous video until I watched the following video in which Tony Melendez plays guitar and sings for the Pope.


  1. What are you doing to overcome your adversity?
  2. Why have you chosen to overcome adversity?
  3. Would you like help overcoming your obstacles?
  4. What tools and/or training would help you overcome your obstacles?
  5. How may I help?
  6. Which title would you have chosen for this post?
    _____a. Toe Jam
    _____b. The Pope’s Toe Jam
    _____c. Overcoming Obstacles
    _____d. No Limit
    _____e. Never Give Up

Thanks to Angela Ronson, Tony Melendez, Wikipedia, Pope John Paul II, YouTube, all the people who made the event possible, and all the people who made it possible for me to include the videos I used in this post.


  1. The short story I like is called “Window” and it can be found in “A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” The lyrics, as best I can tell, to Tony Melendez’s equally moving song “Bed by the Window” are as follows:

  2. I am currently watching Tony Melendez put my obstacles in perspective. He is truly gifted and I am inspired by his ability to turn mountains into molehills! He re-inspires hope, especially if one is currently down and depressed. I have been working on perceiving adversity as an opportunity for growth. I am slowly making progress.

    Thank You for highlighting such an incredible example of strength, courage, and faith.

    Prior to discovering Tony Melendez or hearing the lyrics to his song “Bed by the Window,” I had been blown away by a similar story in a volume of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” Although the stories differ a little, their messages are almost identical. This proverb expresses it well “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”

    There is happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. “Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.” —Chicken soup for the soul

    1. The Chicken Soup series of books is incredible. Most of my favorite short stories are presented in the pages of the books. What story did you think so highly of and in which book can the story be found?

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