I came home last night to see Jamie and the girls watching their favorite show season opener of Dancing with the Stars. I don't know if you've spent anytime following DWTS over the last few seasons, but these people are CRAZY!!
This is the aerobic work out of a lifetime.
Each show they put together a new routine, and then they dance in front of millions of people. One professional dancer takes One Celebrity and they see how far they can compete through each season. It's pretty funny to watch, especially this season when Billy Dee Williams (77 year old Lando Calrision from Star Wars) is strutting his dance moves on the runway.
In any event, last night a couple of dancers went through the first part and then up comes Amy Purdy.
Amy Purdy is a doulbe amputee below the knees.
She doesn't have any legs.
AND SHES DANCING WITH THE STARS!!
She just won the bronze medal in the Sochi para olympic games for snowboarding last week, flew to L.A., then competed on Sunday nights Dancing With The Stars opener.
As I sat with Jamie and watched this performance, my eyes welled up with tears.
I couldn't help but think How many of us are sitting on the sidelines looking at the obstacles in our lives without searching for new opportunities?
I'm so inspired by what Amy is doing, and I'm cheering from a thousand miles away.
Thank you Amy for giving me a breath of fresh optimism in my life today.
No matter the hardship that comes up in front of me, I'm committed to looking for opportunities.
What's keeping you from doing what you've dreamed of doing today?