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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Indomitable Human Spirit

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Despite forty-eight years in a nursing home, Paul Smith, who has cerebral palsy, perseveres (hat tip to Farmers Letters):

Learn more about Paul Smith HERE.


  1. Thanks for the h/t AND link to the article. Paul was an amazing and inspirational man! Would that we could all deal with our assets and handicaps as wisely.

    1. FJ,
      Griping and whining have become too fashionable. I noticed the ramping up on whining back in the 1980s.

  2. I saw a link to this on my sister-in-law's FB post and got distracted from pursuing it.
    So glad you posted this so I had a second chance.

    1. I, too, posted this video on my FB page. Didn't receive much attention -- probably because so many were shoveling out from the another snowstorm in the winter of our discontent.

  3. Proverb: "I complained that I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet."

  4. Once again we are eloquently reminded, "The great are rarely famous, the famous rarely great."

    I can't say it's inspiring; instead, it's humbling, but Paul Smith provides a wonderfully clear illustration of where Salvation is most apt to be found -- by finding, channeling and then focusing intently on something that fascinates you so much that you'll lose yourself in finding ways to fulfill your fondest dream of getting close to it.

    This man is truly much richer than any Oil Sheikh, Corporate Magnate, or International Financier capable of destabilizing the currency of targeted nations with a few keystrokes.

    FORTY-EIGHT YEARS in a NURSING HOME and LOOK at HIM -- radiant, joyful, friendly and grateful.

    It really doesn't get any better than that.

  5. It makes our trials seem rather small doesn't it. Thanks for the uplift.

  6. How beautiful... the man AND his works.


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