Friday, June 15, 2007

Thought for the day

Here's the thought for the day.
I did a phone interview yesterday with Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger (she was attacked in April 1989 in Central Park, and people didn't "tell" who she was ie... the media kept her name only as "the Central Park Jogger" until she wrote her book in 2003.)

Anyway, she talks a lot about hope and possibilities.....

Here's a rough quote from her (as I write the story/transcribe my chicken scratch)

“I want people to know that they can accomplish more than they ever thought,” Meili said. “They can reclaim their lives, or become a part of the healing process [for someone else].
“Hope and possibilities can emerge, no matter how dire the situation.”


I love that line "Hope and possibilities can emerge, no matter how dire the situation."

She was beaten, raped, gagged, left for dead, lost 75 percent of her blood while she laid on the ground, etc....was in a coma for 12 days, has no memory of the attack and the next six weeks, etc.

But the prayers and support given to her by the public at large, while she was recovering, helped give her the spirit to live.

It's an amazing story. I feel blessed that I got to talk with her.
Enjoy the day.
Life is amazing.

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