The entire theme behind this blog is that how we perceive the world has a direct correlation on whether we love our place in it and how much we love our life. Bad things happen to good people all the time. Unfortunately, that does not make us special. How we pick ourselves up, however – now that makes us special! The point of the blog is that our cup is half-full, even in what may be the darkest of times. Of course, I couldn’t feel that way without the support of the people around me.
And so it is, I’ve been blessed with a great family and great friends. When people ask me why I have such a positive outlook on life, the main reason I can point to is the influence and inspiration of these extraordinary people in my life. It never ceases to amaze me of their capacity for love, and each day I am in want of more; and they never disappoint.
Some of them are exceptional writers, far better than I am. To that end I asked them if they would be kind enough to give a little of themselves to the world that knows me through my writing – this blog. Over the next few weeks, I will be highlighting some of these phenomenal individuals that I call both family and friends.
Below are links to those posts from some of the people in my life I admire very much, each tale inspirational in its own way:
- From Paul Tubalinal and the poignant story of a dream he had of his deceased father-in-law: Legend – A Message from Papa Jimmy
- From Joe O’Leary and the story of an epic road trip with his two sons: Roadtrip to Yesville
- From Chris Shelhamer and the powerful story of what it’s like to live with diabetes: The Hammer
- From Nick Cucinella and the sweet story looking back on the life of his grandmother: Sweet Grandma Jane
- From Lee Ann Sherman and her inspiring story of persevering over cancer against all odds: Persevering Through a Tragedy
- From Dawn Colletto and her current and courageous fight for her life these last few years: Blessing or a Curse: Perseverance, Part Two
- From Tim Birmingham and his heartfelt eulogy for his dear father: A Eulogy: an Ode to a Father and a Grandfather
More to come…
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