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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Some True Inspiration for the Day!



Real life stories that are based on true incidences both wonderful and inspirational.



1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, "Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."



2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70's- what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing."



3. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."

9 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...
Poignant!

Lowell said...

Good stuff here, Sylvia. I'll think about it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There will always be people who have such inspirational ideas, thank goodness hey Sylvia :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, I am feeling inspired. Thanks, Sylvia!

TexWisGirl said...

#3 sent shivers...

Merisi said...

Beautiful stories!

Love your new header, Sylvia.
Hugs,
Merisi

Mari said...

And that 3rd story brings you back to the first one. Touching. Great stuff here.

Pat Tillett said...

Inspirational and moving! Thanks Sylvia!

magiceye said...

So much of positivity!

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