Like everyone else, I find it hard to motivate myself some days. Then I read tales and see photos of people doing big things despite big disadvantages. My own problems then seem microscopic, and I can move on.
Today I’d like to thank three people for giving me a much-needed kick in the ass. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed and sorry for myself, I can look to them and see my excuses for personal adversity are invalid.
My aunt Robin, who is fighting breast cancer with grace and good humor:
Amandita Sullivan, one of my Facebook connections. I don’t know her personally, but I connected with her because she uses the social network to inspire people daily with her story of recovery after getting hit by two different cars inside of a week. She also devotes a lot of space to others who have bounced back from adversity:
And this guy, a friend of Amandita’s who lost two legs but not his lust for life:
Rock on, folks.