Be a Fighter

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The other night a sweet reader of mine told me that when they read WHT lately they just get depressed, depressed, depressed.
Well heck, that sure aint cool.

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Soooo…THIS is dedicated to all the “Fighters” in my life. (Y’all know who you are).stick-man-dance1…and to all those that need a lil push in that direction.

Derek Redmond was in an Olympic 400m semi-final when his hamstring went. His dad jumped out of the crowd to help him stumble down the home stretch – and who now remembers the winner?

‘Everything I had worked for was finished. I hated everybody. I hated the world. I hated hamstrings. I hated it all. I felt so bitter that I was injured again. I told myself I had to finish. I kept hopping round. Then, with 100 metres to go, I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was my old man.’

‘I hated the world. Then I felt a hand on my shoulder’

What follows earns a reception to rival any gold medallist’s lap of honour. The crowd of 70,000 stand to cheer as Jim Redmond, wearing a distinctive T-shirt that asked ‘Have You Hugged Your Foot Today?’, runs on to the track, slows his son back to a hobble and throws a supportive arm around him.

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Remember y’all:
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. dancey-icon

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Sweet friends: DO NOT SUBMIT.
AND DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT.

After all………..The greatest oak was once a little nut (like me) blonde9 who held its ground. nut11

16 Responses to “Be a Fighter”

  1. Quite Rightly says:

    Message received.

    Very, very, very glad and thankful that you weathered the storm.

  2. silverfiddle says:

    Thanks for the upbeat post, and Happy New Year!

  3. jadedfellow says:

    For being such a little nut you sure grow on a fella. ;-)

    Thanks for inspiring, you do so many many many good works.

    Just keep bringin it on over girl. We never know for sure if the ground is fertile, but we are commanded to plant the seed and let the Good Lord bring about the harvest, when it was meant to be reaped.

    Keep fightin Angel, you are a winner.

  4. jadedfellow says:

    Dang that wuz a pretty good comment coming from a Redneck.

    See you do inspire!

  5. Anonymous says:

    so inspirational

  6. slamdunk says:

    Inspirational message. I saw this video a few months ago–and enjoyed viewing it again.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Karl M says:

    I remember seeing this event live at the time…
    and i could not control my tears…
    A fathers love for his son shows no bounds….
    thanks for the reminder….

  8. Angel says:

    Comments are back! YAY! :)

  9. Bunni says:

    Beautiful post, Angel.
    Oh, I’m a fighter all right, we all are, and that’s why the lefties hate us.
    Have a beautiful day, and God Bless.

    PS: Glad the comments are back. Have a super monday.
    I put new stuff on my latest post that will MAKE YOUR DAY!
    as will the comments ;-)

  10. Kid says:

    There’s lots of inspiration and wisdom in this one. Thanks.

  11. Terry_Jim says:

    “SMELL THE MOMENT!!!”

    Lol!

  12. carol-Christian Soldier says:

    When I wrote about the herd mares (female horses) forming a circle to protect their foals-I was thinking of all of the women and men who are Patriots and – with the leadership necessary – we will:
    form a circle and -with directed determination- face down the enemies of FREEDOM!!
    Hugs to you-my warrior friend!!
    Carol-CS

  13. carol-Christian Soldier says:

    and-I am so ‘swiping’ the video!! as soon as I get a tissue to wipe my tears!!

    will post it this week-end–thanks SO much for the reminder of that race…
    xo-
    C-CS

  14. Always On Watch says:

    Thanks for the pep talk, Angel. We all need encouragement these days.

  15. Brooke says:

    Yes, we all must have some encouragement. Without, we’d jump off a bridge.

  16. Dee says:

    INCREDIBLE STORY!