Seek Out Inspiration…

Photo credit: Helene Anne Fortin

Day two on the road is about to start. We made it to Wilkes-Barre, PA last night, and I’m thrilled to be back on US soil. For those of you who aren’t aware, I lived in the states for 14 years, and I have citizenship. I consider myself to be as much American as I do Canadian, and I am happy to be home. I love this country, and I love the people. I’ve missed everything about it/them.

My Internet access is somewhat limited, but Starbucks is a regular stop where we can take care of business. We’re sitting at tables across from each other right now blogging. My typing and sipping are accompanied by the pondering of how many people have inspired me since I’ve opened myself up to their lessons. I have decided that I will occasionally put some of their stories on here, because the world needs more inspiration. I mean, if I’m seeking out every available reinforcement that anything’s possible, why not share that evidence with you, right?

Today my thoughts are with my friend Nick Brindisi. Nick and I went to high school together and are the same age, and as I won’t mention what that age actually is, we’re far from being teenagers. Nick is doing an amazing thing today. He’s running 100 km to raise money for our hometown hospital in Collingwood, ON.

I think this is phenomenal. I mean, it’s incredible! Who does that? And, how? He estimates that it will take him about 11 hours to complete. I think I’m doing well when I can run for 30 minutes! He’s got the van from the local radio station following him, and his wife’s inside manning the hydration station, but I wanted to share this story, because it gives me goose bumps.

There are seemingly ordinary people out there everyday who are doing extraordinary things. As Regan and I continue our road trip today, I’ll be rooting for Nick and tuning into The Peak FM through my laptop to get updates when possible.

Don’t ever think that something isn’t doable. The only way that can be true is if you don’t make any effort. It ultimately comes down to being your choice.

Now, it’s back into the motorhome for me where I’ll be covering 100 km with my feet on the dashboard.  Three cheers for Nick. You inspire me.

Cut and paste the following link for more on Nick’s undertaking:

http://www.simcoe.com/community/collingwood/article/1501551

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