Posts Tagged ‘inspirational’

 The videos below show me doing things that I’ve waited 12 years to do. The feeling was so surreal and felt like a dream. It was hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I was actually doing it. We had no idea that this setup would have these kind of results. I’m still not moving my left leg 100% independently, but it is a huge gain from someone having to move it for me.

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Try not to let the length of this video deter you from watching it. This 5-foot-5 guy, Brandon Todd, is a great example of what can happen when you combine determination, dedication and dreams together. The strategy he used can be applied to many things, not just athletics. He wanted to accomplish something, so he did everything in his power, plus some to do so.

 

This is a short trailer for a movie called Beyond Sight. The movie is centered around a blind man from Brazil named Derek Rabelo. I was and am still amazed at what he is doing.

Beyond Sight Trailer from WalkingOnWater on Vimeo.

Fight for your dreams even when you are the only support you’ve got

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During a 5 month stint on the International Space Station a Canadian astronaut named Chris Hadfield documented his time by posting  Twitter photographs and YouTube videos (Both of these grew immensely following his posts from space). And to celebrate his last day aboard the craft he released a rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Once the video was uploaded to YouTube it was viewed more than a million times in the 18 hours.

The “Space Oddity” cover was something Hadfield had wanted to do and had began planning for before he left earth on December 19. Due to a healthy dose of international copyright issues, he needed to work with Bowie himself and his team, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency before his launch in December.

Some may ask why he would do this. Chris Hadfield hinted at some possible reasoning in a different farewell-to-space video: “Who’d have thought that five months away from the planet would make you feel closer to people?” he asked. “Not closer because I miss them — just closer because seeing this [experience] this way and being able to share it through all the media that we’ve used has allowed me to get a direct reflection back immediately from so many people. … It makes me feel like I’m actually with people more, that we’re having a conversation. That this experience is not individual, but it’s shared and it’s worldwide.”

I believe this also was an amazing way to put the space program back on the map. Especially, with the recent closing of the Space Shuttle Program.

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During a 5 month stint on the International Space Station a Canadian astronaut named Chris Hadfield documented his time by posting  Twitter photographs and YouTube videos (Both of these grew immensely following his posts from space). And to celebrate his last day aboard the craft he released a rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Once the video was uploaded to YouTube it was viewed more than a million times in the 18 hours.

The “Space Oddity” cover was something Hadfield had wanted to do and had began planning for before he left earth on December 19. Due to a healthy dose of international copyright issues, he needed to work with Bowie himself and his team, NASA and the Canadian Space Agency before his launch in December.

Some may ask why he would do this. Chris Hadfield hinted at some possible reasoning in a different farewell-to-space video: “Who’d have thought that five months away from the planet would make you feel closer to people?” he asked. “Not closer because I miss them — just closer because seeing this [experience] this way and being able to share it through all the media that we’ve used has allowed me to get a direct reflection back immediately from so many people. … It makes me feel like I’m actually with people more, that we’re having a conversation. That this experience is not individual, but it’s shared and it’s worldwide.”

I believe this also was an amazing way to put the space program back on the map. Especially, with the recent closing of the Space Shuttle Program.

 

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I understand keeping time is a part of our lives now unless we lived our lives a lot more simply. But just think of the peace we’d have without time pressuring and/or stressing us out.

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