“Hope, is what we fight for……”

September 14, 2011 in It's The Simple Gifts In Life by admin

We all have our days where we can’t help but to feel sorry for ourselves. We seem to be able to find every little problem that ails us. We magnify every little ache and pain that we may have, and we seem to complain about the such petty things; gas is too expensive, it’s too hot outside, it’s rainy outside, it’s too humid outside, I don’t make enough money, I don’t want to go to work, I don’t have a job, I can’t find a job, I’m hungry, I can’t afford groceries, I’m broke, and the list goes on and on and on and on, especially in this economy.

I’m sure by now you are wondering where I am going with this…..well, a few weeks ago, I was home and happened to catch a rerun of an old 20/20 with Barbara Walters. Let me preface this by saying, I normally don’t watch 20/20 or Dateline or any of those type show but this one caught my attention. I’m sure some of you have seen it or at least heard of the awful disease that the special was featuring called Progeria. The special was entitled, “7 Going On 70: A Barbara Walters Special, Inside the lives of two young girls who have progeria-a rapid aging disease.” Having medical disabilities myself and making it a focus to try to stay positive and maintain a positive outlook on life, this special immediately caught my attention. It not only caught my attention, but was somewhat of a “slap in the face,” a “wake up call” that made me realize how I along with SO many other people in this country and world take SO many things for granted and are SO ungrateful on a daily basis. I was simply amazed at not only the strength that the parents endured but that each person affected with the awful, awful disease they feature was SO positive. It was simply amazing, and inspiring.

In addition to enjoying to whole special, what REALLY grabbed my attention and made me want to write about this special was the last 2 minutes of the show, two VERY IMPORTANT minutes in my opinion. Those two minutes sent me on a wild goose chase, searching to find a video clip to share with the rest of the world because it is honestly the most simple, yet most inspiring words when you see and hear who they are coming from. It will or at-least should make you take a step back and think twice when you start complaining about the “little, stupid things” in your life. When you watch it, the whole show is interesting in my opinion, but if you don’t have the time, just pull the little video marker thing to about the 38 minute mark and watch it from there on, ;-) that’s the good stuff! ;-) ENJOY! 

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