Gabby & Mark

April 19th, 2013
Posted By:

I have written about Gabby Giffords in previous posts because she is a source of inspiration to me.
She is the very definition of courage and resilience and lives her life with a great deal of passion.  Despite being shot in the head over two years ago, she continues to move forward and remain in public life because she wants to make the world a safer place.
Gun control is Gabby’s top priority and today’s post focuses on just part of the dialogue surrounding this issue.
Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
With her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, Gabby has … Read More

6 American Optimists

March 26th, 2013
Posted By:

Readers: start your engines! If you are anything like me, you probably have days when it’s just plain hard to get into gear and get going. To help you move it along today,  here are six Americans (I am inspired by Gabby Giffords!) who told Reader’s Digest that life is better when you think positive and here’s what they have to say about looking on the bright side of life: Spirtual Adviser Billy Graham, 94, Christian minister, says, “If I didn’t have spiritual faith, I would be a pessimist.  But I’m an optimist.  I’ve read the last page in the… Read More

Gabby’s Message

January 24th, 2012
Posted By:

Rep. Giffords hugs Daniel Hernandez, the former intern who saved her life. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a class act. This past weekend we heard the sad news that Giffords has decided to resign from her congressional seat this week, a little over a year after she was shot in the head at a constituent event in Tucson.  If not for the shooting, Gifford’s life would have followed a different course: she had planned to begin fertility treatments and she wanted to run for the Senate. Giffords doesn’t talk about her plans that have been put on hold.  Instead, she courageously… Read More

Gabby Giffords

January 7th, 2012
Posted By:

Photo by If you Google the word resilient, you will find yourself reading about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ. Resilience is the ability to recover from a crisis, a dramatic life change or even failure.  Some people are born with resilience and others develop it. Resilience is when life hands you an awful situation and you turn it into an opportunity to learn or develop something about yourself. Resilience is digging down deep within ourselves and finding the resources to cope with a changed life. To me, this is the essence of Gabby Giffords. One year ago tomorrow, Giffords was… Read More