It’s so easy to lose perspective … to feel sorry for ourselves … to be jealous of someone who seems to have more … to place too much importance on winning a competition. Then something or someone can come along to jolt us back into reality … to help us realize just how much we have to be grateful for.
Some of the horrific happenings this spring have been those sorts of reminders. They can’t help but remind us that we’re really not in control of our lives … that we need to show gratitude for what we have and make each moment count.
Another reminder and inspiration is Abby Rike from the 2009 Biggest Loser show.
You can read about Abby Rike in these posts:
- ‘Biggest Loser’s’ journey begins after four tragic words
- There Is Life After Tragedy
- ‘Biggest loser’ star gains new life
Here’s an update video in two parts from May 2019:
Christopher Reeve said something similar through his life and words:
I also like the Richard Bach quote “Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today.”
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