Three #Inpirational Stories of #Resilience #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, heart-warming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Sylvia McGrath, Simon Falk, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese , and myself,  Belinda Witzenhausen

To learn more information about us or join #WATWB check here

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~Maya Angelou 

With many of us facing physical challenges and trying to coming to terms with our “new normal” the past year has made us even more uncertain of what the future holds. Often negative life-changing events can overwhelm us, making us feel hopeless and insecure. These stories help demonstrate that if we dig deep, perhaps, we can find that those challenges uncover something life affirming in us. These 3 stories about the resilience of the human spirit go to show that the only thing holding you back is our attitude.  Living outside our limits is about recognizing our limitless potential no matter what our physical  limitations maybe.  Check out  the stories from  Amy Purdy, Paralympic bronze medalist,  Travis Mills, veteran & quadruple amputee and Janine Shepard, pilot and  flight instructor. They have all faced life-changing tragedies but instead of giving in, they discovered that with a positive attitude, human potential is limitless. 

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards 


16 thoughts on “Three #Inpirational Stories of #Resilience #WATWB”

  1. Hi Belinda – the human spirit is extraordinary in times of real trouble … I so admire them – and here these three have set further standards to remind us of what can be achieved. Excellent #WATWB … thank you for them … stay safe – Hilary

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  2. Wonderful entry for #WATWB Belinda thank you. People are so inspirational in what they can, do and be when faced with adversity. Somehow, these times when courage is needed in spades, brings out that very quality. Thank you co-hosting and have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I was in awe of their positive attitudes in the face of such challenges. Thank you so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB Hope you are doing well! Have a great weekend! Stay safe and be well.

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  3. Belinda, thank you for these inspiring stories of courage and resilience. We never know how good we have it in life or how quickly that can change until you either hear such stories or are in it yourself. Kudos to these three for making the best possible life out of the worst it threw at them.


    1. I’m glad you enjoyed them. They definitely give you a different perspective on life. Loved their attitudes towards life. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB Have a fantastic weekend! Stay safe and be well!

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  4. Thank you for sharing these posts. Yes life has been.challenging this past year and channeling some of that spirit of grit and determination embodied in these stories does make one feel better. And that’s the purpose of the WATWB.


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