We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. – D. H. Lawrence
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. – Jack London
When you’ve lost everything, you’ve got nothing to lose. ~Ken Follett
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard Baruch
Stories of men and women who overcome adversity inspire me. Their stories are a continual reminder to me that no matter how difficult my challenges, how high the mountains appear in front of me, I am strong to fight on. This YouTube video is a bit longer, it is 12 minutes, but it will be worth every minute of your time. Jack Kavanagh is one of my heroes. After you listen to his story, he will be your hero as well.
Have you ever been knocked down? Have you ever felt like you can’t keep going on? You’re not alone. It happens to everyone. Some people quit and stay down. They lost the will to get up and fight with every last ounce of strength. And others struggled to their feet. They rose while still weak, they chose to fight. They chose to continue the struggle. They wouldn’t quit. In the following short YouTube video, Donte Whitner has a lesson to touch you and me. Thank you for the lesson Donte.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin
“I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet” – Unknown
Life isn’t fair. It never will be fair. We can ask why. We can cry. We can complain. We can withdraw from life. There is only one healthy option, move on. We have to get up and move on when life unfairly hits us and knocks us flat on our back. Don’t stay down. Don’t quit. Rise and fight again. Rise, dig deep down, and fight on. Get inspired by this double amputee who wouldn’t quit. He dug down deep and is fighting back. He is my inspiration today. I hope he’ll be your inspiration to fight on.
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Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. – Edward Eggleston