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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Today's Reason to Smile- Improvise, Adapt & Overcome.

I hope that you have had a wonderful, if a little wet a Saturday 16th July 2011.
With my aim to provide a variety of joyful, inspiring & uplifting posts for my Daily Reasons to Smile, I today turned to You Tube, & simply typed, ‘inspirational stories’. After sieving through the mass of American seminar uploads, I soon found this light hearted little gem.
I’m sure by now, you have learnt that I love dogs & am extremely blessed with my own dear Barley Dog, a five year old Golden Retriever; so I suppose it’s not overly surprising that I was drawn to today’s video of this gorgeous dog.
Her name is Ricochet & she was initially trained to be a service/helper dog for the disabled.
When it turned out that although extremely bright & talented, she was not quite right for this path in life: rather than push him to do something that she couldn’t do, her owner & trainer encouraged her to use what she could do, to achieve something brilliant.
Ricochet has now raised thousands of dollars for people with disabilities & continues to do so.
To me, this story reiterates that some of us may not be travelling along the path in life that we always believed that we should & would be, but that does not mean that we won’t achieve something amazing still.
Life throws us curve balls; like the US Marines say- ‘improvise, adapt & overcome’.
If events or circumstances in your life have blocked off paths that you had hoped to travel down; don't mourn for the experiences you may have enjoyed, but embrace the ones that you are about to.

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