Friday, January 05, 2007

I read a story some time back it was about a A mountain climber who cut off his own arm to escape a rock-climbing accident in Utah.

His name is Aron Ralston I have an article about him on my wall in my office that I show to people. Even though the story is not recent I just hung the story up recently and I will keep it there as a reminder of what truely difficult challenges can be and how they can be overcome.

I really enjoy stories of courage like that and I enjoy keeping them around me as reminders. Things like this make me very grateful.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is quite a battle you had there with Dirk. I like this idea of hanging up articles.

D.T.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Biddie said...

Stories like Aaron's are so inspiring. I think that the world would be a better place if more stories like his were told.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading about this guy and I saw a special on television about him. I think it was dateline.

Liz

2:13 PM  
Blogger Alessia said...

I heard of that too. It's incredible but also kind of scary. I know I wouldn't have done it.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Donna Sundblad said...

I read a story in the Atlanta paper this past weekend about a differnt kind of courage. The story took a whole page, but it held my attention. I found it online. Here's a link to it: http://www.atlantathrashers.com/View.aspx?CID01=61f74bb6-02bb-4659-a55d-645c33ed536c

Donna S

5:21 PM  
Blogger robtherunner said...

Thanks for stopping by Tom. I watched the 2 hour Dateline special about Aaron Ralston. Truly an amazing story.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I agree, that is an inspiring story and the constant reminder on your wall should give you daily insiration. I want to read the book but I haven't found the time yet.

8:21 PM  
Blogger niki yokota said...

my goodness! that is really encouraging story when we are in crisis.
thank u veery much!!!! i like ur blog ;)

4:33 AM  
Blogger Blessed said...

I am enjoying your positivity and your looking for inspiration in your life. I, too, search for inspiration and really if one opens their eyes, it is all around.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Blessings!

6:45 AM  
Blogger BSB said...

I think that your blog is very up lifting...

Keep it up.

Some people are so negative, it's refreshing to see someone who's grateful for a change. ;-)

Have a great New Year!

Health & Peace

3:50 PM  
Blogger Heart Of Darkness said...

It's not recent, but there's been about a dozen more people following his footsteps - up the mountain, and then back down again, not all limbs intact...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, btw!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Bailey said...

anon-DT- Dirk is a nice guy, he just gets confused sometimes.

life- I agree life.

anon-Liz- Yes I saw the same show.

alessia - I like to think that I would have done the same but it is hard to know.

donna - thanks for that.

Rob - runners seem to like these types of things.

nancy - I saw the book, but I have a pile of books I am working through now.

niki - thanks

blessed - I constantly try and find positives.

bsb - thanks. I hope you have a prosperous new year as well.

Heart - Yes it is interesting how there are people that have this happen. What I found interesting about Aaron was his positive outlook after the fact. It really is amazing how someone can remain so positive after something that life altering.

I see he has turned the challenge into something positive for himself.

8:06 AM  
Blogger East of Oregon said...

I remember that news story about him - simply amazing. Brave brave man.

8:47 PM  

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