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Jimmy V Recipient: Coach Don Meyer

August 10th 2009

I had the opportunity to watch a video featuring Don Meyer, who is this year’s recipient of the Jimmy V Award, and it’s a great story of faith, determination and Coach Meyer’s love of coaching.

If you have not watched this video, I encourage you to invest the time to see it. Coach Meyer is an amazing man, gifted Coach, and an inspiration to many.

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Encouraging Others Who Have Doubts

March 16th 2009

I shared a quote this past weekend that someone said helped them change their attitude from self-doubt to self-assured.  It’s always a great feeling when we can positively impact another person in that way.

In addition, I shared this inspiring video, which I encourage you to invest a few minutes to watch. If at any time you’re having self-doubts, struggling to have a positive attitude, or you’re simply looking for something inspiring, this video quickly puts life into perspective and can encourage you in a very positive way.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19th 2009

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there’s nothing I can write that hasn’t already been written about the significant impact Dr. King continues to have today.  It’s simply amazing.

If you have not watched Dr. King’s entire “I have a Dream” speech, you can view it here. Also, here is a portion of the Last Speech Dr. King delivered the day before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. It’s a powerful 77 seconds of his speech.

Dr. King invested a good portion of his life fighting for justice and equality, and it’s a fitting tribute to his (more…)

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The Most Caring Child

March 10th 2008

I received a neat story by email last week about author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia, who once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.The winner was a four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. (more…)

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Jimmy V’s Moving Speech

February 25th 2008

I shared Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” in this blog, and a friend was kind of enough to share with me Jimmy Valvano’s speech that he gave at the 1993 ESPY Awards.

If you’ve never heard Jimmy V’s speech, I encourage you to take time to watch it.  I watched it live and have viewed it a few times since he delivered it in ’93, and enjoyed it each time.
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A Little Girl’s Search for a Miracle

January 7th 2008

I received via email one of those inspiring stories that makes you stop and say to yourself, “Wow, I wish more of this took place today and received more widespread media attention than the negative press we see, hear and read about each day.

Here’s the story and I hope most of you enjoy it as much as I did: (more…)

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

May 4th 2007

I received the story below from a friend via email, and if you’ve never heard it before, it includes a great lesson for us all. Here’s the story:

Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet  pilot in Vietnam.  After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile.  Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent six years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience. (more…)

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Miracles Do Happen

February 20th 2007

Do you believe in miracles?  If not, you just might after reading the story about Khaliq Gant who has been an inspiration to many following a paralyzing injury just over one year ago while playing basketball for Cornell University.

Usually sports are about wins and losses or generating revenue, but this story is much different.

Gant was paralyzed during a collision in practice, rushed to the hospital and following a complex seven-hour surgery, Gant began a long rehabilitation process with no guarantees he’d ever be able to move his legs and arms again. (more…)

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