D.J. Gregory - The Long Walk of Possibility

Inspirational quotes 4

When things get tough...

Some days when I wake up and think of all the things I need to do, all the challenges and hoops I have to jump through, I sometimes feel overwhelmed and discouraged - will this ever end, will I see a light at the end of the tunnel, will I finally be able to lead a normal life and see my children healthy and happy - will I finally achieve what most normal people have in their lives...

Some days, I feel like crawling back into bed, shutting out my day to day existence and crawling between the pages of a book - losing myself in a fantasy world with a happy ever after ending. I admit, somtimes I have my own little pity party that lasts for about an hour, mainly because there are no other guests to talk to, and although I can be a brilliant conversationalist (it's my story and I'll tell it the way I want...) it does get boring talking to ones self for too long.

Reality check

Truth be told, I really don't have a lot to complain about, and besides, no one likes to listen to a whiner. Everyone has challenges, some more than others, but we all have our own sets of problems that we wish would just go away.

This morning, as usual, I was contemplating the things I needed to do over my morning cup of coffee - checking my e-mails and hubpages scores etc., and I opened an e-mail from a friend which I am going to share with everyone here on hubpages.

This truly puts things in perspective - whenever you are feeling like you simply can't face another day, and your troubles and challenges become too heavy to lift, I urge you to step out of your circumstances for a few minutes and watch this video. It certainly gave me food for thought.

A mind set

Many of us are worried about finances or relationships

© 2009 Enelle Lamb

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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

Good Message and Hub. The Jimmy Valvano Speech that can be found on ESPN sums up your message very well.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks bgpappa - it was too good not to share =)

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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Thanks for sharing, Enelle. Perspective it what it's all about.

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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

I think I appreciate your REACTION to the email, rather than the link in it. THAT'S true inspiration - thank you, thank you!

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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing Enelle.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Tom - Thanks for stopping by for the read =) I'm so glad I could.

Teresa - You are too kind my dear, guess I should put away my wool cap ;) you are so very welcome.

jill - I agree...I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Now and then people come along who really humble us...thanks for this Enelle!

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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Thanks enelle for this lovely hub. Needed that badly today. Will surely check out the video.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Feline Prophet - The video was definitely an eye opener.

jayb23 - so glad you enjoyed - and yes check out the vid

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RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the link - it is quite good, but Teresa has the right of it, Enelle, you are indeed a source of inspiration, in yourself. When I think of all you go through in the course of a day, and I see the humor and grace with which you face all that life has to offer, I see someone to look up to. I see someone to emulate when things get tough or scary out this way, Thank you for sharing yourself so freely.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

RedElf - You say the nicest things :D Thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment.

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Jaspal 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

Nice one, and very inspiring! Thank you Enelle.

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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Next time I contemplate throwing my own pity party, I'll re-read your Hub and watch the video again. I think we all have this potential for courage, but having it and realizing it are two different things. Thank you so much for sharing your story and Gregory's.

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Jaspal - glad you stopped by

Sally's Trove - Sometimes realization is all it takes. You're welcome, glad you dropped in for a visit =)

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