There ARE angels among us, and one of them is KELEE KATILLAC. What strikes me about Kelee is she’s not an angel just because, but because she chooses to be. That makes her extra beautiful in my eyes!
Today here on PINK SATURDAY is extra special as Kelee shares her wonderful gift of love and healing over at her blog as she created a healing space for a "sister of her heart” Colette Gauthier…
Please visit her today to read this inspiring story and to raise money for charity AND you can win great prizes too!
On this pink Saturday we are sharing INSPIRING stories! I instantly thought of the book series
“Chicken Soup for the Soul” and was drawn to the Chicken Soup book “Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul,” PERFECT for this celebration of life and of Colette!
This poem us for YOU, Colette….
ODE TO THE CHAMPIONS
Who are these people --
These doers of deeds,
These dreamers of dreams
Who make us believe? Who are these people
Who still win the day --
When the odds are against them
And strength fades away? These people are champions,
For they never give in.
A heart beats within them
That is destined to win. They follow their dreams
Though the journey seems far,
From the top of a mountain
They reach out to a star. And when they have touched it --
When their journey is done --
They give to us hope
From the victories they won. So here’s to the champions --
To all their great deeds.
They follow their hearts
And become winners indeed.
And just a little bit more inspiration via “Chicken Soup”….
YOU CAN BEAT THE ODDS AND BE A WINNER, TOO
BURY HIM IN THE SNOWS OF VALLEY FORGE,
AND YOU HAVE A GEORGE WASHINGTON.
RAISE HIM IN ABJECT POVERTY AND
YOU HAVE AN ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
SUBJECT HIM TO BITTER RELIGIOUS
PREJUDICE, AND YOU HAVE A
SPIT ON HIM AND CRUCIFY HIM, AND
YOU HAVE JESUS CHRIST.
LABEL HIM "TOO STUPID TO LEARN,"
AND YOU HAVE A THOMAS EDISON.
TELL HER SHE'S TOO OLD TO START
PAINTING AT 80, AND YOU HAVE A
HAVE HIM OR HER BORN BLACK IN A
SOCIETY FILLED WITH RACIAL
DISCRIMINATION, AND YOU HAVE A
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, HARRIET TUBMAN,
MARION ANDERSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
OR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
MAKE HIM THE FIFTH CHILD TO
SURVIVE IN A POOR ITALIAN FAMILY
OF 18 CHILDREN, AND YOU HAVE AN
AFFLICT HIM WITH PERIODS OF
DEPRESSION SO SEVERE THAT HE CUT
OFF HIS OWN EAR, AND YOU HAVE A
VINCENT VAN GOGH.
TELL HER IN THE LATE 1800s AND
EARLY 1900s THAT ONLY MEN CAN
BE SCIENTISTS, AND YOU HAVE A
WHO EVENTUALLY WON TWO NOBEL PRIZES --
ONE FOR PHYSICS AND THE OTHER FOR CHEMISTRY.
TELL A YOUNG BOY WHO LOVED TO
SKETCH AND DRAW THAT HE HAS NO
TALENT, AND YOU HAVE A WALT DISNEY.
TAKE A CRIPPLED CHILD WHOSE ONLY
HOME HE EVER KNEW WAS AN
ORPHANAGE, AND YOU HAVE A JAMES E. WEST
WHO BECAME THE FIRST
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.
MAKE HIM A SECOND FIDDLE IN AN
OBSCURE SOUTH AMERICAN
ORCHESTRA, AND YOU HAVE A
Abagail Van Buren