Monday, 17 October 2011

Motivational monday

Motivational Monday this week is not a family member or even someone I know.
I have always been around dancing world, since my children were small they were involved with dancing.
I loved to watch them dance and I was always full of pride.

They do not dance anymore sadly so I get my fix so to speak from dancing shows on television. I really love our UK "Strictly come dancing" which is on the BBC. I also really enjoy the US version "Dancing with the Stars", even if I am not familiar with the performers.

This season the stand out person for me is J.R. Martinez. His story amazed me with his courage and with what he has done. He really put the M in motivation for me this week.

J.R. before the accident

His story is that eight years ago he was serving in Iraq and drove his Humvee over a landmine. He suffered burns over 40% of his body.
He has had 33 surgeries to try and help with his terrible injuries.

He went on to act and also to motivate others. He wanted to tell the world that just because you look different, you can still succeed. I can really see why he must be a wonderful motivational speaker. I wish he would come to the UK because I am sure most would find his story so interesting.

He has said "I do understand my story is a little bit different, he says.
"I just want to let people know that life can and will get better..... just accept who you are and be who you are and everything will work out". ( New York post)

I wish him all the best in the show because he is a wonderful dancer. If you have not heard of him then take time to check out his story.
For me he is my motivational Monday, but I would love to hear yours.


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  2. thanks for posting i really liked reading your post..
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  4. I agree. He is amazing and his performance on DWTS has absolutely moved me.

    I am a new follower from the blog hop. Thanks!

  5. Wonderful and inspirational post! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. How inspirational. Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower :)

  7. Thank for all the comments I think he is great great you do as well

  8. This is a wonderful post! I admire him, as well! He is very talented! I am now your newest follower, via the Wednesday Blog Hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!


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