Here in the mountains, in a classroom… no sound but the sniffles, a few dry eyes…and inspiration.
I have taught students for years, and I have rarely found a better example of a man pursuing his dreams like the story of Terry Fox. I was in Canada that year as he ran through Ontario, but I never saw him in person.
Each year I encourage students to realize their dreams and to pursue them, especially those that the world decries as “impossible.” It never fails to amaze me how powerful the simple story and ESPN video of Terry Fox is to my students. And each time I see the video again, I am renewed. For I remember my dreams, and the passion it will take to continue, focused, running the race…with faith.