Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

boston marathon finish line

The Boston Marathon bombing that happened on April 15th this year [ironically on Patriot’s Day] was a senseless tragedy, but I remember reading one line that really inspired me. It was along the lines of how marathon runners are the worst people to attack in an attempt to disrupt spirit as they are the epitome of people with spirit, pushing their bodies often to breaking point for the sake of crossing a distance they could have much more easily driven by car.

So when I saw this week’s story online, it did not come as much of a surprise but it was still completely inspiring and hopefully a symbol of hope for many people who might otherwise be living in fear.

Basically on Sunday, May 25th, thousands of runners and bombing victims took to the streets to run the last mile of the Boston Marathon, including many who had not been able to complete it on the day of the race and many who just joined in simply to support the cause.

One of those people was Rosy Spraker who had received her medal in the mail, despite not finishing the race, but said that before Sunday she had not felt able to wear it yet:

‘”Now I feel like I’ve earned my medal,” Spraker said, beaming, after she crossed the Boylston Street finish line, encouraged by a cheering crowd. “I wanted to run for the victims, for freedom, to show the world that nothing is going to stop us.”

“Somebody that thinks that they’re going to stop a marathoner from running doesn’t understand the mentality of a marathoner,” said her husband, Lesley, after he placed the medal around Spraker’s neck.’

You can read the rest of this inspiring news article here.

[To catch today’s BONUS news edition with the Kenyan high jumpers and the friendly mosque, click here]

[For last Tuesday’s medley of stories concerning bacon, environmental awareness street painting and ban on singing God songs, click here]


With today being the day to focus on relationships, I think i must add a link to my Irresistibly Fish blog where yesterday I posted something called ‘How much sex in marriage?’ in response to a question i received in the comments of a different post. I was blown away by how popular it was and some excellent commentary was added in the comments section afterwards by various people. So if you missed that definitely give it a look.

Make a friend

You may have seen this one already, but if you haven’t, then I encourage you to make the time to watch it. With the kind of news doing the rounds these days, this is inspiring stuff. And yes, it got me close to tears [seems to be a lot of that these days, I’m totally good with that]

The basic premise is that there is a ball pit [yup, just a box filled with plastic balls] next to a sign that says, ‘Take a Seat & Make a friend.’
That’s it. No hidden agenda or aim. Just balls with questions/statements on them that help to stimulate conversation.

Questions or statements like, ‘Name one thing on your bucket list?’, ‘What is one thing you have in common?’, ‘Describe the first time you fell in love’, and ‘Talk about someone who inspires you.’

Take a look.

[to see next Wednesday’s There should be a Sorry in there Somewhere, click here]
[to take a look at last Wednesday’s Your Relationship with You, click here]