Yes...I was laughing when I saw it, too. Are you now totally bummed that YOU didn't win the random drawing? Well, you can get your own Collector's Item OAHACA pull string robot mecanique here. Or get your own something. It'll obviously be totally worth your ten bucks! So, congrats again, Aly...I'm sure you've never received a better present in your life! Ahem.
Now here's something worth reading. Last week, my SIL celebrated her own personal D-Day anniversary. As in, Diagnosis Day. Six years ago, Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She describes her emotions of that day, along with never-before-seen-now-she's-sharing-them-with-the-world pictures of the "hair cut." Erin's one of the most positive individuals I've ever met. Yet she's had more challenges than I would wish on my worst enemy.
I am constantly amazed at the struggles and challenges thrown to different individuals. OK...we all know that life is hard. So I'm not amazed at the struggles. But I am amazed at the ability so many have to overcome, and to be stronger as a result!
Here's another example. If you missed seeing this Mother Warrior on Oprah, read about this woman who lost all of her limbs (shortly after giving birth) due to some flesh-eating bacteria. She knew she had a life to live, and went forward bravely, never looking back, never wishing for a new life, or different circumstances, etc. Amazing!
I'm so grateful for stories like these that remind me how very much I have to be grateful for. They also make me wonder how I would react given the same circumstances. Helps me to not take any second of this precious life for granted.
Who are the Warrior Women examples in your lives? What struggles have you had to overcome? How have your challenges made you stronger?