Have you ever come across a quote and have it really hit home? This came up as a random quote on a WEB Site I visited last week. It was one of those things where you stop and stare, then say: “How did they know?”
This may mean different things to different people, but this is something that I really needed to hear. I hope this can inspire you if you have been challenged by something.
“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”
Wilma Rudolph 1940-1994, the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field events at the Olympics
You can overcome anything if you believe
- 10 quotes from Olympic medalist Wilma Rudolph (csmonitor.com)
- Happy Birthday, Wilma Rudolph!!! (kidzrockinc.co)
- US Olympic Women’s Track & Field Team 2012: Updated News, Roster and Analysis (bleacherreport.com)
- Katz: Is Athletics Canada’s Olympic selection process fair? (cbc.ca)
- 2012 Summer Olympics Spotlight Series: Sanya Richards-Ross (rantsports.com)
- Olympics with a heart,is about a friend of mine on team USA Alex Bender (reflectionsofwriter.wordpress.com)
- Olympic Track and Field 2012: Aussie Sally Pearson Will Be USA’s Toughest Hurdle (bleacherreport.com)
Wow. That’s so inspirational. I love it when a short quote like this can make you pause in the hubbub of every day life and really think about things.
It was really something I needed to hear
Great quote! Yes, we can and will
Cool! … that’s why I always put a quote at the end of my posts. You never know when something will resonate with someone out there.
Very true, and they can inspire from so many angles.
Moms are so smart.
Yep. I is smert.
The mind, body and spirit can do amazing things if given the chance. Miracles happen every day, We simply have to believe.
Yep. I have an Eight year old miracle that the doctors told me horrible things about while I was pregnant. He is a smart, happy healthy miracle child, that one.
It’s a great quote. Believing is half the battle. If we listened to the naysayers, most of us would never achieve the best things in life. There are so many negative people in the world.
This is true, but they are never the ones who suceed. Believe and strive forward.
Ah, yes. Sometimes things appear at just the right moment. Some say coincidence. I say the ever present hand of the Universe giving a little push every now and again.
Doug, I believe the power of the mind is an amazing, untapped resource. It can do amazing things if we allow it. And the collective consciousness. . . even moreso. Good luck!
That ever-present ahnd is always walking at my side, and I am thankful to Him for every day and every blessing.
Your post came at the right time for me this cold and airless evening. I am gathering intent as I try to heal a longstanding injury using my mind. (Sounds trite on the surface, but, as the quote shows, there is power in belief, and, in my case, the declaration that I will heal.) I am a believer in the unseen, yet ever-present energy that flows through the Universe. Was your post coincidence? Yes. Synchronicity? Yes. Another sign? Yes. I believe. Thank you for writing.
It gets cold in Hawaii?
Chin up, Doug.
Interesting, but you just inspired me. I heard a biblical quote this morning that I felt inspired to add to my novel. LA Freeland used a similar quote in her blog post today, and then here you are, using similar words from Corinthians: Believing in the unseen.
You just solidified that hearing that quote, and that little push to add it to my story, was not a coincidence.
Aloha, and may the divine energy that you believe in touch and heal you, my friend.
It’s 4:39PM at the House of Stone and I’m about to gather my belongings and head up the hill for the last night of four on the summit. I’ll be thinking of you up there. Thanks for the help and kind thoughts. (In case you haven’t seen this, it will answer your ‘cold in Hawaii?’ question. For me, at least.)
Very cool. Everyone should hop over and read Doug’s post!
I agree 100%. Belief is paramount to making anything happen.
Yes. Belief drives you forward. Belief makes whatever you desire come to fluition. (Did I spell that right?)