Jane Addams 1860
“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.”
*Don’t give up. The world needs what you have to offer.
Idris Elba 1972
“I was always a real athletic kid,” says Elba. “Then when I got older, I just figured it was part of life to keep training. “It’s a great way to stay active and burn hundreds of calories without even knowing it.”
*Sign up to play on a team in a league. For me it’s a basketball league at the local YMCA. This gives me something to look forward to and continue training for.
Ryan Shazier 1992
*Shazier’s father sent out the above tweet in asking for prayers for his son who was paralyzed on the football field. Ryan Shazier danced at his wedding a year and a half after the injury. Trust in God for a better tomorrow.
Naomie Harris 1976
“I was very lucky because I started earning at nine and I saved all my income so that when I turned 18 and needed to go to university, it was all there. I always had a really strong work ethic. I didn’t need to rely on anybody else financially and I couldn’t anyway – that was never really an option – but I had a strong belief in myself that I could do it on my own. And that’s what got me through.”
*Have a strong belief in yourself that your work ethic makes it so you don’t have to rely on anyone else financially.
Roger Waters 1943 – listen to Pink Floyd
*Listen to Pink Floyd until you “get it”
BONUS: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris share a birthday and co-star in the Oscar nominated Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Pippa Middleton 1983 – chicken and leek casserole
“Healthy food is not just good for you, but can also be fun to prepare and delicious to eat.”
*Make some healthy food like Pippa’s chicken and leek casserole.
SNUB – John Wall 1990
- Don’t give up
- Play a sport
- Trust in God for a better future
- Don’t rely on anyone else financially
- Listen to Pink Floyd
- Pippa’s chicken and leek casserole