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oh the joy of firsts

Today’s inspirational spark:

YouTube Description (September 10, 2012):

Malcolm’s first Descent of the first ramp on Hellion at Highland Park (age 4 yrs). Thanks everyone for your encouragement and comments. Malcolm lives in Maine. We ride often at Highland Mtn Bike Park enjoying not only the incredible trails, but the supportive and friendly community and staff which Mark Hayes has created. Kudos to all of you there, and thanks for having us. Malcolm also participted in The Maine Youth Bike Race Seris (in Falmouth, ME) this past summer. It’s another wonderful place for kids to get together to ride and have fun. Thanks to Andrew Freye for organizing this event. Malcs is indeed 4 years old and hopes that this video will encourage other kids and their caregivers to get out there and ride! Again, glad people are enjoying the video
-Dan (aka Malc’s Dad)”



I went for a run this evening.  It was tiring, but good.

I was on YouTube later and came across this inspirational piece. 

There are several lessons to draw from this video, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which are most important for your path:



down but not out

What do you do when your team is losing 0 to 20 in the top of the fourth inning and your hopes of winning the Little League World Series are pretty much dashed?

Why you DANCE of course!  Yes, dance. 🙂

Article Excerpt:

One of those in tears was 11-year-old Vaughn Bergen, who was due up to the plate that inning. As tears poured down his face, Vaughn’s father approached. Luigi Bergen, a coach on the Aruban team, told his son, “You’re coming up [to bat] here. Do you want to do it crying or do you want to do it happily?”

Vaughn chose to do it happily. He stepped to the plate and grounded out to third.

Then, in the top of the fourth inning, as Asia-Pacific padded its lead with four more runs, ESPN’s cameras panned to left field and caught Vaughn Bergen doing … this:

“I was mad because we were not going to make it to the final,” Vaughn said when asked why he started dancing in the middle of Saturday’s game.

“My dad told me to enjoy myself, and I did.”





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