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When the Heartbreak Is Over...

Duration:
1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 March 2013

Sara wants your First Heartbreak songs this morning, plus there'll be more Shift Star shout outs. There's also a first look at the papers and the Happy Birthday call after 6.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift State Of Grace

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for James Taylor

    James Taylor How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

    James Taylor - Classic Songs, CBS

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Maybellene

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club, 3

  • Image for Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips Hold On

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Sheena Easton

    Sheena Easton 9 To 5

    The World Of Sheena Easton, EMI

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Mamma Mia

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 004

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Army Of Two

    Right Place Right Time, Sony, 1

  • Pause For Thought

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin and George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)

    The Truth About Love, Sony Music, 1

  • Emma Johnson's birthday number 1

    • Image for Slade

      Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

      (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir

    The Best Of O.M.D., Virgin, 4

  • Pause For Thought with author, screenwriter and magazine editor Martin Saunders

    Pause For Thought with author, screenwriter and magazine editor Martin Saunders

    This week on Pause for Thought, we’re thinking about extraordinary women who have been exceptional examples of their chosen faith. In the Christian context, there are few heroines more deserving of remembrance than Mother Teresa. But as with most saints she was a complex character and – since no-one is perfect – had her own moments of doubt and darkness.

    For almost 50 years, she served the poor, orphaned and dying in the slums of Calcutta. During that time she also won the Nobel Peace Prize; and founded a missionary order which today numbers almost five thousand.

    But there is one repeated act of selfishness for which Teresa isn’t quite so well known. Where she pushed herself to the front of the queue. That story doesn’t get reported, but it’s true. Mother Teresa had – it seems – had a secret vice for… shoes.

    In every aspect of their lives, Teresa and her sisters depended on the generosity of others. Donations of food, money and clothing regularly arrived to support them, and occasionally, a box of shoes would appear.

    When it did Teresa would uncharacteristically throw herself upon it, and begin rummaging through the contents. After a while, she would emerge with her choice – her new pair of shoes – and only then allow the rest of the group to look in the box.

    This one unexpected aspect of Teresa’s behaviour is perhaps forgivable. She worked tirelessly; she would be on her feet for 16 hours each day. Of course she needed the best shoes.

    Except… they weren’t the best shoes at all. Teresa had only gone first so that she could find the very worst, most scuffed, cracked and ill-fitting shoes in the box. These were the shoes that she had chosen – she went first only so she could ensure that no one else had to wear them.

    By the end of her life, Mother Teresa’s feet were hideously deformed; yet in that deformation there was great beauty. Because of her sacrifice, others had enjoyed a tiny sliver of comfort in their otherwise humble lives.

    In so many ways, Mother Teresa’s example is remarkable. As I look to her as a role model who loved God and other people to excess, I find myself asking: what would it mean for me today to choose the worst pair of shoes for myself… and what might happen if I did.

  • CoxyCam #7

    CoxyCam #7

    Get yout feet off the desk Coxy!

  • CoxyCam #8

    CoxyCam #8

    Nige on the M6 requested this one - the view of Sara's top team (stop laughing at the back) through the glass - engineer Nick and Producer Phil

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