This week, my dad is hiking in Philmont Scout Ranch, five short weeks after an accident in which he was seriously burned (read more here). Here are a few older posts inspired by physical difficulties.
Inspiration from Everest
You hear about people in hard situations finding hope and inspiration
in goal or impossible dream. In a more sarcastic cynical mood you may
think, ya, that's great. It's not like the dude climbed Everest or
Well, this guy did. He found his inspiration from a childhood poster. Here's Bear Grylls' story... (read more)
Inspiration from Donald Braswell (guest post by Mark Koopmans)
Imagine if, in the prime of their career, Celine Dion lost the
ability to sing, Thomas Kinkade the ability to paint or Robert De Niro
the ability to act.
Sure, the Earth would still turn,
but there would be less joy or wonder in the world if any of the above
lost their unique talents too soon.
was a young, professional tenor and a seasoned veteran of the opera
world. Groomed to be the next Luciano Pavarotti or Franco Corelli, his
star was shooting toward international fame and fortune. (read more)