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Inspiration for Today

Monday, October 14, 2013

This is a link to a video interview with a man who finished the Chicago marathon in a little over 16 hours. His encouragement to all of us is, "If you dream it ,make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. So, make the best of it."
He finished around 1:30am. I am in awe of his determination. abclocal.go.com/wls/stor
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Have a healthy week one and all.
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TREV1964 10/16/2013 5:20PM

    This is so wonderful.

It reminds me of an Olympic Hero we had here in the UK a number of years ago called Eddie (the Eagle) Edwards. He had a lifetime ambition to compete in the ski jump in the winter Olympics. Now although as a country we usually do pretty well in the summer Olympics the UK has notoriously performed pretty badly in the winter Olympics. Generally because we do not have very much snow and our winter temperatures are not low enough for long enough to practice many winter sports.

Eddie's ambition was a simple one - to compete in the 90 metre long jump and NOT come last. He got 91st out of 92 competitors and instantly became a British hero. He is still today loved and respected over here where he regularly performs ceremonial openings etc.

This Venezuelan guy oozes that sheer greatness and it is what taking part in these events is really all about.

Cheers

Trev

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NANCYPAT1 10/16/2013 6:14AM

    We too can make it happen thanks for sharing that great story

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JILL313 10/16/2013 12:21AM

    Hi, Thanks for sharing this awesome video story with us. We should never give up on our hopes and dreams and be determined to grab the "Brass Rings" in our Lives. . .. Enjoy your vacation. It's great you're learning the Language and can try it out there. Take really good care. I'm proud of how well you're looking and feeling these days, WTG!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 10/15/2013 10:34PM

    I love the story about never give up. Remind me of Japanese proverb "Fall 7 time, get up 8".
Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful week. emoticon emoticon

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WOMANWITHGRIT 10/15/2013 10:00PM

    Wow....I have a long way to go!

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HONOURIA 10/15/2013 12:12PM

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MAGIK0731 10/14/2013 11:24AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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