When I began my journey to recovery, I found so much to inspire me to move forwards. There is a wealth of inspiration to be found for free on Youtube.
This is a selection of some of my favourites. I hope you enjoy them too.
Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. He openly admits that as a young child he wanted to kill himself. At the age of 17 he founded the non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs. He is now an amazing motivational speaker.
He now has a wife and a son, whose hearts he can hold.
Read more about Nick Vujicic here.
Sean Stephenson was born with a genetic disorder commonly known as ‘brittle bone disease‘. This has not stopped Sean being an inspiration to many. He began delivering motivational speeches at the age of 17, and has published many inspirational and motivational books. I love his philosophy of ‘Life is supposed to be fun’ and this video demonstrates his sense of fun perfectly. Sean married his wife, Mindie, in 2012.
Read more about Sean Stephenson here.
Tommy Franklin, found fame as The Dancing Man of Byron Bay. I discovered him while searching for ‘dancing in the rain’, which inspired the name and nature of this blog.
At first glance, one might think ‘What’s got into that guy? Is he drunk or something?’ I later discovered that Tommy Franklin has a powerful back story too.
Tommy says his purpose is to make people smile, because he didn’t know how to smile. He now puts smiles on the faces of many people. I can relate to that; during my illness I realised I had probably not smiled in over a year. I now love to smile, and help others to smile too. A smile is a precious gift that is free to give and blesses the giver and the receiver.
Visit Tommy Franklin’s website here.
What these three amazing guys all have in common is that they all faced adversity beyond that experienced by many of us. Yet it was through that adversity and challenge that they discovered their own innate strength and were led to the opportunities and discovered their blessings.
Take a few moments to consider the blessings you have discovered from the challenges you have experienced. Then give yourself a big pat on the back for finding your strength.
NOW GO AND USE IT! 😀
- The Most Inspirational Man You’ll Ever Meet (empirewealthbuilders.com)
- Overcoming hopelessness – Nick Vujicic at TEDxNoviSad (4goodnews.wordpress.com)
- No Limbs, No Limit, True Love: Nick Vujicic and Kanae Miyahara amazing love story (encircletheworld.wordpress.com)