I was reading The Sun newspaper this morning while waiting for the lifts, and I was just overwhelmed with admiration. The strength, bravery, courage and willpower!

Natalie du Toit (South Africa) competed in the 10km swimming event at the Beijing Olympics. She has fulfilled her dreams.

This is despite having her leg amputated 7 years ago.


I got all teary eyed when I read this story. It was just a one paragraph story.

And then I searched for more stories – and when I read more stories here and here – I got all teary eyed again.

I was just choking with emotions, my chest tight from trying not to cry.

This story is truly humbling and inspiring at the same time.

At this moment, and for the next 2 weeks, if anyone is going to tell me they are having a hard time, I am going to fart in their face.