Friday, February 08, 2013

Never Give Up in Life



Hi everyone!  The video I am sharing for this post is "Never give up in life - a truly inspirational video" by Nick Vujicic.  He is an amazing man with no limbs...and a big heart and lots of love for his fellow man.  Even though I have seen this video many times, I watched it again before I posted it here, as I think that there are some things that you just can't see enough of...and in my view, this is one of those things.  I hope you all enjoy it and that it inspires and encourages you, because this is why I am sharing it.  :)

It's amazing how we can get to like or even love some people, even though we may not have met them face to face.  An example I can share with you all is that I had a wonderful, good and kind friend on Facebook.  He was an elderly man whom I had befriended on Facebook and he lived in France.  He was a fellow animal lover, like myself, especially cats.  He and I shared several messages and e-mails between us and I came to really appreciate this man, he was like a loving father.  I had closed my Facebook account for 5 months, and when I returned to Facebook I had discovered that he had died just 5 days before my return.  I shed tears for a while, as I really got to know him.  He was 86 years old.  Bless his heart.  

As I mentioned in a previous post, I don't often talk a lot, but when I do, I try to share things that are close to my heart and that I hope will touch other people's hearts as well.  The elderly gentleman who lived in France that I spoke of above was a wonderful person whom I am sure many others loved and miss...as do I.  Thank you for listening and allowing me to share this with you.  One thing that I am really grateful for is that I had the opportunity to tell this man how much he meant to me and how much he inspired me...and many others.  I try to "cease the moment" in my life as the opportunity arises, as I like to make sure that the ones I care about know....that I care about them!

The photo I am sharing today is one that I took in the summer of 2011.  I hope you all like it.  :)  You just need to click on the photo to view it in a larger size.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your thoughts, which you are always welcome to share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.

26 comments:

  1. I have heard Nick Vujicie speak on several videos -- he is indeed very inspiring. I was sorry to hear about the death of your friend in France.

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    1. Thank you so much, George.

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  2. When I see Nick, I often think of his parents and how they suffered because they knew the limitations he would encounter. I praise God though because Nick is such a mighty vessel being used to share God's power and love. Thanks for posting this because it is a video that everyone should watch.

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    1. Hi Lynda, thanks so much for your comment.

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  3. We enjoy hearing Nick Vujicie speak... What an awesome man--and a terrific attitude toward life. We need to remember him and others less fortunate than we are when we get 'down' and feeling sorry for ourselves. We should have NO EXCUSES, should we?

    Sorry to hear about the death of your friend in France. Prayers for all...

    Beautiful flower.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, I really appreciate your comment.

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  4. A sad story, but so good you two had the opportunity to connect at the right time. Love the beautiful zinnias!

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    1. Hi Ginny, thanks...and you are right. I find solace in knowing that he was loved by many, including myself.

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  5. Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy, you as well.

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  6. The flowers are so cheerful. I try to remember a saying I read once. Never let kind words unsaid you may never have the chance to say them tomorrow. Blessings! Lara

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    1. Hi Lara, so true, and I really try to live every day as though it were my last, because it just might be...or someone else's last. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  7. I try to stay positive and optimistic

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    1. That's very good, Adam.

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  8. I have lost several blogger friends too. One I had gotten to know personally and that was particularly hard. It has made me think about what notice should be posted on my blog if I died. I'll have to think about that!

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    1. Awwww....how sweet, Ms. Sparrow.

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  9. A touching post. You made the old man's life happy for the time that you were in touch. You should be pleased about that.

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane, I am sure I did...and he made mine happy as well. My parents both died within one year of each other when I was in my 20's, so having this gentleman as a friend was almost like having a father around for a couple of years, and we both enjoyed sharing our memories and thoughts. We communicated in French.

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  10. The gentleman in the video reminds me of a woman who lived in North Dakota, I believe, who also had no limbs but she wrote books and painted pictures - incredible.

    Sometimes the Internet can be a valuable means of finding and cherishing new friends. It certainly worked that way for you and as you said the friendship that developed with the Frenchman was a blessing to you.

    The flowers are gorgeous. I'd guess, from the news reports, you are seeing more white stuff than color today! :-) Stay safe and warm. And thanks again for your many generous comments.

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    1. Hello Lowell, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog as well, I really appreciate it so much.

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  11. I've seen the video with Nick many times, Linda...
    And losing a friend is so sat..., a friend... he was...
    We pray for him as well.
    Lie(f)s.

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    1. Hi Lies, thanks so much.

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  12. I have loved and lostthree blogging friends since I took up these venue. I like to believe my joy of sharing nature and books may have helped them a little face the cancer that took their lives. There is much strength in friendship and love...

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    1. There really is, troutbirder, thanks for your comment.

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