Amazing person

Yesterday started out like any other. I woke
up, had my coffee while scanning the obituaries,
and when my name wasn’t there I planned my day.

As happens, my day didn’t go as planned.
Dad stopped by before I had my shoes on, and
we had a nice talk over coffee.

After he left, and I had my shoes on, I was
ready to attack the yard. Just as I reached
for the door knob our doorbell rang.

A fellow car nut and friend who I’ve known
for 45 years came in. Over another pot of
coffee we bench raced, did some kitchen
table diagnostics on an engine problem, and
brought each other up to speed since last
we met.

Which brings us to the point of this little
tale. After the visits, and not getting the
yard done, I thought I was in a pretty good
mood. Then I watched this video-

I am now a Richie Parker fan. The video runs
almost 8 minutes and we urge you to please
make time to watch it.

Mr. Parker was born without arms and in his
short life has become an inspiration to others.

We will warn you that your eyes may mist up
a bit. We believe ours did from sitting too
close to the coffee cup.

So if you’re having a bad day, or even a
good day, this video may put the bounce back
in your step.
Comments are always welcome.

12 Responses to Amazing person

  1. theScoundrel says:

    I always consider it a positive event when I scan the obituaries and my name is not on the list. Though I am sure the omission of my name disheartens more than one individual.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    I’m sure there are a few that would to see name listed also. But I don’t mind so they don’t matter.

  3. Chuck Ring says:

    A great story about a great man with a huge mind.

    God bless his parents for recognizing he was destined for something besides mediocrity.

    I have reblogged it.

    Thank you for a story that feeds the soul and sharpens the mind.

  4. Grumpa Joe says:

    Thanks for sharing this video. This kid is truly amazing, We can learn a lot from Richie.

  5. Grumpa Joe says:

    Reblogged this on Grumpa Joe's Place and commented:
    Richie displays an astounding will to live a normal life in an abnormal situation.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    Chuck Ring,
    thanks for sharing his story.

    For God’s Alone Ministries,
    thanks for sharing this.

    Grumpa Joe,
    thank you for sharing it with others. It is a great story.

  7. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    yes ..teared up…but through amazement …
    what a creative..original thinking young man…
    I liked your poem too….
    Thank you for sharing…this will be a smile that continues…
    Take Care…

  8. cruisin2 says:

    LadyBlueRose’s Thoughts Into Words,
    we’re glad you enjoyed it.

  9. baileyoski says:

    Very inspirational! No tears here, just confirmation that individuals can do quite well without begging for government assistance. Quite a story. Richie has one more fan.

  10. cruisin2 says:

    he gets more done in a day than I do with all my limbs. The video put a smile on my face for two days.

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