Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dancing Can Bring Out Strength

Watched Dancing with the Stars last night and ended up with tears in my eyes when Amy Purdy danced. This woman is a prime example of what determination and attitude can accomplish even
Amy Purdy (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
when life smacks you a hard one.

If you missed the show or are not familiar with Amy, she lost her legs below the knees to meningitis at age nineteen. She's now a Bronze Medal winner from the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, as well as a three-time World Cup Para-snowboard winner.

And now she's on Dancing with the Stars! So, I say...go, Amy! Rooting for you. Totally admire your courage.

Here is a video of her and the life defining question she asked herself to take the steps to this growth. 

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_purdy_living_beyond_limits

Question for readers:

What obstacles have you had to dig deep inside you to overcome?

4 comments:

Vonnie said...

A wonderful woman who thoroughly deserves her successes.

Sharon Ledwith said...

Wow! What a brave and inspiring person! Kudos for the share, Lizzie!

Lizzie said...

Thanks, Sharon. She is inspiring.

And I agree, Vonnie...her successes are well earned!

susanlodgebooks said...

Snowboarding is my new favourite sport since the Olympics. She really is awesome .