Gabby’s thought on the day that would change her life forever was: “It’s going to be a great day.” At just 16 years of age, she has the mindset that sets the tone for her vast accomplishments. “My mom used to tell me when I was little, ‘When it rains, it’s God’s manifestation, a big day’s waiting to happen.’ “
Centered in her spiritual beliefs, her smile tells it all. Her joy comes from within. She works hard, focuses on what she wants and is enjoying the ride.
When I was a young girl, I LOVED gymnastics and for a few years, I trained in those most difficult skills of the balance beam and the uneven bars. I went on to use the skills I learned during key moments in my life. Life has many uneven moments to deal with, but the key is to keep coming back into a state of balance. Still to this day, it’s my favorite Olympic sport.
The truth about competing at an Olympic level is not so much about the skill but more about the mental tenacity that must be sustained, regardless of the falls or setbacks.
What are some moments in your life where you pressed through even when everything seemed to be going against you? What was YOUR golden moment?
In honor of our great Olympian, lets raise our thoughts of success and excitement for life and break through to our own moment in history.
Peace, Love and Joy,
ps. Looking for some fun inspiration? Join us Friday, August 17th, 2012 for our next Grace Within Book Club get together. Our next book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The wisdom of this book is ALL about LIVING YOUR DREAMS!!!