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steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
The man featured in this video is the epitome of perseverance. It can be easy to take our blessings for granted until they are taken away, or we witness someone faced with different challenges from our own, pushing limits beyond our imagination. This video resonated with me for many reasons. I love cycling and I know first hand how hard it can be to push through the pain - legs and heart exploding, demanding more oxygen or simply a break. What would this man say about that? Next time I am battling the hills, I will remember him, not only overcoming obvious obstacles, but excelling beyond anything that many hobbyist cyclists have, or ever will achieve.
So next time you're inclined to complain or stop yourself because you believe you can't do something, think again. Anything is possible. It is up to you.
Recently "Chewbacca Mom" reminded the world that life is about the "simple joys". Think about it - more of life is about the everyday moments than the sexy milestones. Though I've written a lot here about gratitude, this got me reflecting yet again on the simple joys I am thankful for. This is my list right now, though in no way complete. 1. Snuggling under a cozy duvet 2. That first sip of freshly brewed coffee in the morning 3. Hugging my partner tightly 4. Smiling to strangers and getting smiles back 5. Taking in a beautiful skyline view 6. Mastering a new skill that was unknown to me 7. Being awakened by the chirping birds outside my window each morning 8. Watching a scary movie and jumping with fright (this is a guilty pleasure, I'll admit) 9. Grocery shopping with my partner (yes I know, weird but true - we are talking simple!) 10. Camping adventures (s'mores included ;)) What are your simple joys?
I am an avid Tweeter and take to sharing my favourite tweets with my blog followers every three or four months. This year started off with a bang and I have more tweets than usual...lots of them funny, some inspirational, and others informative. Enjoy!
@TheLoveStories Never regret something that once made you smile.
@TravelBloggr Dear Twitter spell check, Pancetta is not "pancreas." Just thought you should know. Learn some foodie Italian please.
Over the past three years that I’ve been on
Twitter, I’ve “met” tons of interesting people around the world who are doing
cool things, have interesting ideas, are funny and sometimes/often even have similar
interests to mine. Twitter allows you to “favourite” tweets,
bookmarking them for easy future reference. Since many of my closest
friends aren’t on Twitter, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of
my favourites - favourites because they are insightful, funny, hopeful or all
of the above. Hopefully they make you take pause, laugh, or reflect. There is a Top 5 (in no particular order), then
some of my other faces. Enjoy!