Sergio stood unguarded in the slot, eyes fixed on the play along the right wing boards, ready for a pass. This was the memory that was passing through Sergio’s mind as he sat quietly in his home office, admiring the trophy his father had made for him many years earlier to commemorate his big moment!
Last week, as part of Sergio’s Stories of Inspiration, I posted a YouTube video on Archie Williams’ audition on America’s Got Talent! It was an amazing story that would have made Sergio very proud! He would have been equally proud of Landau Eugene Murphy Jr! Love it!!!
If you haven’t already heard this unimagineable story or seen this video, you can’t help but be inspired and uplifted! Amazing! Sergio would have been so proud!
Sergio watched quietly from his front deck as a bald eagle soared majestically, high above. Circling on the air currents, it slowly ascended and descended, drifting northwards, then east, without once flapping its powerful wings.
The sight of this magnificent raptor captivated him like a child watching a Disney movie. It reminded him of something he had imagined as a young boy. If he could have one special ability, it would be the natural ability to fly! Yep!
One warm, sunny mid-June day Sergio decided to go for a walk in the forest. He had been to this particular forest many times and felt quite comfortable there. He didn’t consider it special, but he very much enjoyed spending time amongst nature. It was a short drive from his house, just outside of town, a forest frequented by hikers and avid outdoors people.
One warm summer day when Sergio was ten years old he reckons, maybe eleven, he went to the beach with a few friends to enjoy a swim. The beach was a short walk from Sergio’s house and they went there often. In the shallow waters at the far end of beach where the forest begins, they discovered a bunch of fresh water clam shells. The shells had long since been abandonned by the clams, which only have a lifespan of about six months, so they were safe to collect.
Like a lot of kids, growing up, Sergio had some idols! That was okay people told him because positive role models can be quite healthy for a child’s development. Because he loved sports and music, not surprisingly, his idols were athletes and musicians! He wonders what made him think of this walking through the forest as he was on this warm spring day!
Gazing out his office window Sergio recalls with fondness and reverence, his grandmother’s birdfeeder. It was the focal point of much of the family’s amusement, conversation and joy! It was also the center of a considerable amount of the education that grandma and grandpa doled out to their always welcome visitors!
The feeder attracted a wide variety of birds, big and small, the most fascinating of which, pretty much everyone agreed, was the chickadee. These tiny, delicate creatures who somehow managed to weather the extreme winter cold and harsh conditions, were quite often the family’s main attraction.
Okay, it’s time for me to get in the game! Lot’s of people all over the world are reaching out in whatever way they can to help others during this time of coronavirus crisis. I would like to contribute by offering something I love to do … write stories. I was already planning to do this for people living with the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, but why not offer to a wider audience.
So, here goes!
The other night, I watched a movie called, Sergio. It was about Brazilian UN diplomat, Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed during a suicide bomb attack on the Canal hotel in Baghdad, Iraq in 2003. The movie was intense, dramatic and engaging. I really got into it!
Somewhere out there resides a very clever intelligence! Why do I say this? Because it seems this mysterious diabolical being has crafted an experience whereby a person stuck in a chronic state of worry, partly due to their nature and partly due to their life experience, could [would] develop a neurological condition in which worry [anxiety] is not only the most troublesome symptom, but that it also contributes to the development and progression of many other debilitating symptoms, aka, Parkinson’s.