Well, morning has dawned yet again in this Central time zone here in the US and I do thank God for that. Each day I am given is another blessing. Especially in light of the fact I never envisioned having this many mornings in my life and the course I followed for so many years seemed to predict a shorter life expectancy.
Being a fitness fanatic I have recently fallen in love with a type of exercise known as Crossfit. I love extreme everything, basically. So needless to say I tend to push myself very, very hard. And not always in the smartest of ways. So hopefully I am getting enough out of my system for you and I. Nevertheless, I strained my back this week and suffice it to say have felt “off” and frustrated with my inability to go “rock out” some hard workouts. Couple that with stress from launching a new website for “Hope For the Silent Voices” shortly and assorted other worldly frustrations today dawned seemingly “down in the dumps.”
This pity-party was alive and well until I opened an email from a dear friend. And yet again, another reminder and kick in the pants that somewhere life is always far worse than it will ever be for me. No matter where life has gone for me, I am still healthy and living with more than enough provision. So I say to you, “Shame on me!” After watching the video attached to today’s entry my hope is that this will help to rebalance and refocus whatever challenges you feel are legitimate in your life. Yesterday is gone! Today is here! And tomorrow is not a given! Be grateful and about what matters, please!
Enjoy the story!
PLUCKY Melbourne singer Emmanuel Kelly is dreaming of a recording career after moving tough judges to tears on ‘The X Factor’.
(as reprinted from the Herald Sun)
Emmanuel, the adopted son of Children First Foundation boss Moira Kelly, wowed Ronan Keating, Spice Girl Mel Brown, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian with his heartfelt performance of the John Lennon classic Imagine on last night’s audition show.
Emmanuel and his brother Ahmed were adopted from Iraq, both suffering limb deficiencies as a result of chemical warfare.
They were abandoned at an orphanage and rescued by Ms Kelly, who is also the guardian of the once-conjoined Bangladeshi twins, Krishna and Trishna.
Emmanuel said it was “more than magic” to be on X Factor“.
“Words could not describe what I was feeling on that stage,” he said.