Sunday, May 4, 2008

One of Today's Many Heros..

The other day I read a story that left me thinking about our purpose on earth..
I am sure many of you read about the Marine that was burned over 90% of his body, had over 100 operations and fought to live, only to die this past week..He overcame
so many odds, but his battle was lost in the end. When you read his story it tells how they never thought he would live from his wounds, only to survive and start a place for children with burns..Now think about that...He lived long enough to do so much good for this earth..The suffering this man must have endured, yet he used all his suffering for something positive.
So many times we all complain about fluff..nothing..Here was a man that could have been bitter with the hand he was dealt, yet he used it to help others..He is one of my hero's and what a mark he left on this earth..

Till next time, keep looking up..

12 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

So true...

littlebird said...

thanks for that little gem of inspiration : )

Hey Harriet said...

Yeah, some people are really courageous & inspirational in dealing with horrible circumstances. I admire their positivity. It sure does put things in perspective. It's just difficult sometimes in keeping that perspective I guess. Human nature being what it is...we all like to moan & groan about silly trivial things. I always enjoy your positive & upbeat posts :)

The Nature Nut said...

I hadn't heard about that - thanks for sharing it with us. He truly is an inspiration.

Music Luva Mutha said...

What inspiration, and what a brave soul he was!!xo Bless our troops!

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ElegantSnobbery said...

Wow, I never heard this story. Thanks for sharing! Now I'm off to read a little more! I am always so amazed by people who do such inspiring and good thing, despite the odds!!

LittleSun said...
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LittleSun said...

very, inspiring.
thank you for stopping by

Helen said...

Truly inspiring.... I think we all have a purpose in life and we all should help one another.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Unity and helping others should be everyone's primary focus. What a wonderful planet we'll have when we begin to realize that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts"~Aristotle...

He was on to something. Thanks for a thought provoking post...

Rosihue said...

what an incredible story!