Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Attitude is Altitude. Or to put it another way, if you're tempted to whinge and complain about your life, consider the next video.

Meet Nick Vujicic, from No Arms, No Legs, No Worries. This amazing Aussie says,

"Motivation gets you through the day, but inspiration lasts a lifetime."

Stop what you're doing, watch this, and be inspired. Believe me when I tell you it's worth four minutes of your time.

Nick's website, and the rest of his story, is here.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Kathy Down The Road! (And is there any chocolate cake left?)

And I feel compelled to mention our own homegrown inspiration, Montreal's Lazylegz.

Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli was born with arthrogryposis, a disorder that affects bone structure and muscular growth but not, apparently, break-dancing which he's been doing from the age of 15. Look closely. You'll see lots of cool shots of our city in the background. (The building you see around 1:25 is my old office building! Which probably excites no one but me. Carry on...)

And if your heart can stand it, read this story about a tire iron and tamale. I literally wept all over my cereal when I read this over breakfast this morning, then I cut it out (the article, not the crying) and taped it to a kitchen cupboard so I could re-read it a few times. It just really got to me. Amazing what one little tamale in the right hands can do.

Your little ticker's cockles will be toasty warm after reading this piece. Trust.


Debby said...

Thank you for my warm fuzzy feeling. Kindness changes things. Encouraging others encourages ourselves. Doing the right thing is a gift for the whole world. I know these things. Sometimes I forget. Thanks for the reminder.

A Novel Woman said...

Oh I know YOU know. You are the kindest person I've ever come across.

Debby said...

Well, you know what I write. I'm nice, but like anybody, I screw up. Then I pick myself up and go on for a while. Then I screw up...

Like I said, thanks, for the reminder. I need it on a more regular basis than I care to admit.

A Novel Woman said...

Uh, you can try to sell it, but I'm not buying it.

Linda G. said...

Wow. Just wow. To all three.

Thanks for sharing these wonderful stories -- you made my day.