Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hope On, Hope Ever. Give In? Never!

If this story doesn't make your day, I don't know what will! It's a good reminder that many things are possible in our lives...and that love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. And, if you are fortunate enough to find the right person to share your life with, Love never ends (1 Corinthians 13:7-8).


(Youtube is going to make you click over to it, but it's well worth your time.)

As Winston Churchill said, "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never –– in nothing, great or small, large or petty –– never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." And remember, sometimes the enemy isn't an individual or a country or an evil entity. Sometimes, it is a condition...or a state of mind.

We can change things. And if we can't change things, we can change ourselves. Of course, not every wounded person will be able to literally stand on his or her feet as this man has, not yet anyway, but every single one of us...no matter what the wound...can always stand tall. That is the blessing of free agency, and it is available to all who choose to exercise it.

And that's why I'm smiling this Saturday morning. (Along with the fact that I happen to be surrounded by my kids and grandkids! Don't you love an impulsive road trip??)

=D

11 comments:

Grandma Honey said...

Thank you Sue. So humbling to watch. Oh the things I take for granted!

Eva Gallant said...

Very moving. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy Crawford said...

Total Inspiration!

yaya said...

I'm always amazed at the human spirit and I'm always humbled when I realize that I have all my capacities and don't do half of what I should....wonderful and inspiring. Thanks for making my day and have fun with family!

karen said...

Loved that! And a good reminder to never give up on something you want very badly. Never. Give.Up.

Gail said...

What a great committed love of a life time...never doubting with a selfless end...to dance with you wife.

All things are possible. If we could only open our eyes and trust that, life would be a cake walk.

Dixie Mom said...

Sure makes me want to have more courage to overcome!

Kristin Klein said...

I love this thought . . . sometimes our thoughts and attitudes can be our own worst enemies . . . What an uplifting thought :D

Kristin

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful. What an inspiration.

LeAnn said...

A beautiful post and video. It's always nice to see positive stories. I am sure you are enjoying the moments with your grandkids
Blessings and hugs!

Amy said...

I will never grow tired of that advice. And I think it will always be applicable to me. Sigh. But it is so important! Thank you for the reminder.

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