Chronic Illness, Information

A Reason To Never Give Up #WATWB


Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Peter Nena, Eric LahtiInderpreet Kaur Uppal Roshan Radhakrishnan , Emerald Barnes and Lynn Hallbrooks

Many people who face physical challenges often lose hope and accept that where they are at in their life is where they will always stay.

Arthur Boorman, a disabled veteran of the Gulf War was told by his doctors for 15 years that he would never be able to walk on his own again. Arthur had all but given up hope when one day while surfing the internet he came across a yoga site and decided to contact them. Although I have watched this many times, it never fails to amaze me. To me, this is a perfect example of the amazing resilience of the human spirit. Through perseverance and believing in himself, Arthur changed his life.

Check out Arthur’s inspirational transformation.

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

25 thoughts on “A Reason To Never Give Up #WATWB”

  1. The flip side of this story is the fact that the yoga teacher was willing to help him. Without that, Arthur may not have had the courage to change his thinking. I hope this inspires others to take the time to “think outside the box” and find a way to help others whenever possible. Thanks for sharing this and for all you do. Go Team #WATWB!

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  2. My God! His transformation is something to learn from. He never gave up even in the face of dejection and hopelessness. We, who are still better off than him, in many ways, shouldn’t either. Great post Belinda. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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  3. om Goodness! What an inspirational story! Reminds me of my late mother who was a yoga teacher and how many of her pupils gave up eg wheelchairs, sore backs, allergies sad attitudes that served no-one, and much else … miracles were achieved. They are possible … Thanks Belinda!

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  4. My word! This just had me tearing up… ❤
    It's a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the power of positive thinking.
    It's so true that most humans don't realize the power of the mind and what we are capable of if we put our minds to it.
    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this video. I never really had so much faith in yoga as a weight losing to but this video has changed my perception. And of course the awesome message that you shared is one that needs to be reinforced time and again. We need to believe in ourselves!

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  6. This was awesome and right on time! I needed some inspiration and searched resilience. I have a crippling disease and this was just what I needed!!! Is there a way to reach out to Autor or that yoga teacher?


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