A perfect quote for this weekend — the birthday celebration of our country – a country with a history full of amazing stories of overcoming.
“Life without dreams is no life at all. When our existence gets reduced to a list of problems to solve or things to check off, passion dries up. Imagine a different list, one comprised of projects and activities that are the expression of your heart and soul. Reconnect to what makes you happy. Do you know what that is?”
~Marcia Wieder, author — Dreams are Whispers from the Soul
Typically the news is full of stories to go along with the holiday and no matter what your political position is, in spite of our troubled times, this is still considered one of the best places on earth to live.
When I am leaning towards my own pity pot something (or someone) always seems to presents itself to bring me back to gratitude and inspiration. And that is what happened again today.
This morning’s Today Show featured the story of a crippled and brain injured marine by the name of Keith Zeier. He made a commitment to run/walk 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Amazingly, he accomplished this in spite of collapsing at 75 miles. It was a wonderful story and great inspiration to me. I found another video and story about it here:
This brings me to another site that always seems to come up with tidbits of wisdom and inspiration and today I happened upon two that really struck home with me.
First this beautiful and gentle reminder to stay strong and enjoy who you are and what you can become and never let go of your dreams: http://www.simpletruths.tv/store/movies.php?movie=DRMS
Then, this strong and in-your-face celebration of overcoming… with great stories of others that overcome amazing obstacles. This carries the message of always “finishing strong” and to remind you that how you react is always YOUR choice… http://www.simpletruths.tv/store/movies.php?movie=FSTR
In spite of the times and the underlying sense of doom, frustration or hopelessness any of us may feel on occasion, take the time to watch these two short movies, read the story of Keith above, and you will certainly feel invigorated, inspired and recommitted to your goals with a refreshed attitude and feeling of purpose.
It always amazes me the strength that comes out of our great country even in the worst of times.
Enjoy and have a wonderful 4th of July.