Saturday, June 2, 2012
Need Inspiration Today?
A young boy in Ohio ran one of the most inspirational races I've ever seen. He has spastic cerebral palsy, and could've sat out the race. But he didn't. If you haven't viewed this yet, and if you have a couple of minutes, I encourage you to watch this video...you won't regret it. (Read the full story here.)
Matt totally inspired me. You know who else inspired me? His classmates, who ran alongside him, cheering him on as he crossed the finish line. It reminded me that we don't have to finish first, or even finish the strongest. We need to enjoy our own journey, and cross our own finish lines the best that we can.
Need more encouragement and inspiration today? Check out these quotes:
"The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be." -- Horace Bushnell
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened." -- Helen Keller
"Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people." -- Lee Iacocca
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." -- Samuel Smiles
"When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are." -- Richard Hooker
If you watched the video, did you need a tissue? And who or what has inspired you lately? Please share!