Inspirational Story

Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already.

Guess what?! Tomorrow I fly to Florida to see Chris :D. I CANNOT wait to see him! And on that note, I wanted to let you know that I have some fabulous guest posts coming your way while I’m gone. I want to spend as much time with him as possible and not worrying about updating the blog while doing that. I’ll be back on Monday with a recap of my weekend!

Do you ever feel like some obstacles are too hard to overcome?

Maybe you don’t feel prepared to face a certain challenge or things are getting too hard and you think you might have to give up. Perhaps you’re struggling to find the inner strength it takes to overcome a hardship.

Well, if you’ve ever needed some inspiration to overcome an obstacle or work toward achieving something, then this story is it!

Last night I was perusing the CNN website and I came across this story about a quadruple amputee who will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a couple of months. Not only did I watch the video in that link and read the story, but I also went to the man’s website regarding this journey and I’ve continued to be fascinated – Mission Kilimanjar0. The video below is inspiring as well!

I don’t know about you, but I think what Kyle is doing is incredibly fascinating and completely inspirational. This story really helps me put things into perspective and reminds me that some of what I think of as obstacles are actually mere blips on the radar of my life. This story is also very empowering because it shows that we can actually overcome challenges that we face if we just work hard and put our hearts and minds to it!

I hope you all have an awesome Wednesday and hopefully this story was as inspirational for you as it was for me!



Had you heard about Kyle Maynard and his Mount Kilimanjaro mission?

What inspirational stories have you seen lately?

About In Sweetness and In Health

I'm Lindsay! I'm a 23 year-old graduate student in occupational therapy. I love all things health and fitness related and this blog will document my life as I learn to really love myself, try to stop worrying so much about my body, and truly take advantage of all the sweet things that life offers us.

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Mind, Random. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Wow– it’s stories like this that continue to remind me that were capable of anything we set our minds to! Sometimes I feel like I take the blessings that I have for granted. Thank you for sharing & have a beautiful weekend with Chris!

  2. I’m so excited you get to see Chris this weekend!

    And wow, what a powerful and inspiring story. It definitely helps put things into perspective sometimes. Thank you for sharing.

  3. A few weeks ago, the brother of one of my high school classmates died of a head injury he sustained in a car accident. Such a sad, tragic story, but in it, I got to learn a lot more about this young man, and he was exceptional. He was incredibly strong in his faith, and was just a really kind, loving person. His sister even shared a story about how he met a girl in line at Starbucks. She was crying because she was in an abusive relationship and didn’t know where to turn. He asked if he could pray with her and stayed with her for 2 hours just to pray and comfort her. Inspired by him, I decided to run my race this weekend in his honor to raise money for his memorial scholarship fund. Anything to keep his memory alive is worthwhile in my mind!

    • Wow that sounds like he was an incredible person. Thank you so much for sharing that story! And that is awesome that you are running in honor of him and to help raise money! Good luck with the race 😀

  4. Goodness what a powerful and inspirational story! This is such a kick in the butt to show that we can truly do anything if we set our minds to it

    And yay for seeing Chris tomorrow! I am so excited for you deary 🙂

  5. I hadn’t heard this story, but ones like these always serve to remind me about how fantastic my life truly is.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Enjoy your time with Chris! You guys are going to have so much fun. 🙂

  7. Have soo much fun this weekend!!! This is such an inspirational story, it gave me chills! I think everyone needs a little reminder from time to time to seriously count their blessings!

  8. Wow, I’m such a believer that what you set in your mind, feel and set action towards you can achieve. This is just another amazing example that people should do this more!!!


  9. Kinda just what I needed to hear. When you hear a story like this, it definitely takes you out of your little bubble and realize what else is going on out there!

  10. Amazing post! What a great story 🙂

  11. we need these stories to help keep our hearts centered on whats important and the blessings in our lives. ya know?

    safe travels friend!

  12. That is amazing. I love hearing stories like this! SO inspiring.

    Have a great weekend with Chris!!!!

  13. Have a great weekend with Chris!!!!

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