If we want to reach our dreams, we have to work hard to get it. But, there may be times when we’ll encounter difficulties. Some people will bring us down and discourage us, and they may succeed in doing so. We will feel inadequate, depressed, and hopeless.
But, our lives shouldn’t end there, we shouldn’t give up. But, our lives shouldn’t end there, we shouldn’t give up. Instead, we should look at that scenario in a positive light, those discouragements and disappointments can help us re-evaluate our goals in life. We should ask ourselves, are we willing to risk everything to pursue that dream?
And if you feel like giving up, watch Derek Redmond’s video during the 1992 Olympic games. Witness his passion and determination—for it seemed like those were the only things left in him to finish that 400-meter race in Barcelona.
Derek Redmond competed in the 400-meter race for the 1992 Olympic games.
The British athlete who got several gold medals for various sprint games tore his right hamstring 150 meters into the race.
He felt an excruciating pain, stopped, and fell on the track.
A few moments later, the athlete stood and took small steps—limping—towards the finish line.
Then a man came running, breaking through security. It was his father.
“You don’t have to do this,” his dad said.
“Yes I do,” Redmond answered.
“Well then, we’re going to finish this together,” Redmond’s father replied.
He walked with his father and held on to him as he wept. His dad had only let him go just before the finish line so his son could complete the race.
He didn’t bag the gold that year nor did he win any other race after.
His career as an athlete had ended.
But that same day, he earned the respect and admiration of over 65,000 people. The entire crowd stood as he crossed the finish line. Redmond displayed the true meaning of the Olympic spirit, and because of his determination, he made his mark in Olympic history.
Redmond also taught us a valuable lesson: we should never give up on our dreams, especially if we’ve already worked so hard to reach it.
And even if we fall, there will always be someone who will help us get on our feet again—someone who truly cares for us. All we have to do is to open our hearts and let them. You won’t fail if you don’t give up. Stand up and try again.
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Photographer Takes Pics of Homeless People, Surprisingly Finds Her Father Among Them
30-year-old photographer Diana Kim started photographing homeless people back in 2003. In 2012, she found her father among them.
Hawaii-based photographer Diana Kim was first exposed to photography when she was yet a young girl. Her father used to own a photography studio and that’s how she started out in the craft.
She recalled some of her early memories as a child saying her father would often give her some candies whenever she and her mom would visit his place. “I had an insatiable craving for sweets and he would go behind my mother’s back and sneak me gummy bears and Ring Pops,” she fondly remembers.
Her parents separated when she was 5 and needless to say, she had a difficult childhood. She eventually had to live on different homes through the years such as her relatives and friends. At times, she even had to sleep in cars and parks. Despite it all, she stayed a survivor.
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When the bullies found out why he kept on singing amidst the incessant bullying, they were blown away with guilt!
Bullying is a rampant act of abuse in today's society, particularly among teenagers who still regard the act as something funny, entertaining and nothing serious. But the truth is, many people who suffer from bullying are so tormented inside that they tend to harm themselves and do other crazy things as a form of adaptation. It is indeed a serious problem that must be addressed should one encounter such case.
Making fun of people, saying bad things about others, and explicitly abusing them with words and actions are just some examples of bullying. There are many reasons why a person is being bullied -- maybe because of appearance, poor sense of fashion, or generally awkward personality. But no matter what, we should never EVER resort to bullying as we'll never know what that person is going through or how much he/ she is hurting inside.
Here we feature a teenager who is being bullied by his classmates due to his weird-sounding voice and awkward guitar-playing skills. But when the bullies found out the reason why he sings everyday and what his song is about, they got their fill of guilt and eventually had a change of heart.
The Inspiring Story of a Mother and Her Son Who Were Both Born Without Arms
They use their feet to do what other normal people do with their hands.
Each and every one of us reacts to life situations differently. In the face of adversity, some people choose to dwell on their misery and give up on life, while others seek even the most minute ray of light and still hope for the best. People like the latter remain optimistic, and they learn to adapt to survive. That indeed is a very admirable trait, don’t you think?
Meet 35-year-old Linda Bannon. She was born without arms due to a hereditary condition called Holt-Oram syndrome or heart-hand syndrome. It is a hereditary condition characterized by malformations of the upper extremities and the heart. But this amazing woman did not let her disability take control of her life and bring her down.
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