Never, Ever Give Up

by Chris on January 11, 2013

Five days ago I told you that my ONE goal around these parts is to blog better. Remember that? Yeah well, apparently I started to forget it. There you have it, folks! Five days in, and I was already forgetting my goal! It’s 10:00 on Thursday night, and I’ve been editing a blog post for an hour. So at this very moment, I say to myself, “Self, blog better.” And with that, I bring you this video.

My husband showed it to me today, and I said, “I don’t wanna watch it if I’m gonna cry.” He told me I wouldn’t. He lied, but it’s a good cry. If he can do this, I can definitely attain my ONE goal of blogging better.


Never, Ever Give Up!!!!!



Centsational Girl January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Wow, so powerful! I loved it and yep, there were tears when I watched it! Thanks for sharing!

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Sometimes videos like that are just what we need! Hugs, friend!

cheryl January 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

thanks for sharing this video. I have walked for four days this week. Only 20 minutes each day. but it is something! this was very encouraging!

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

It’s 80 minutes more than I walked, Cheryl!! Be proud of yourself!

Christina @ Christina's Adventures January 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

WOW – powerful stuff!! Thanks for the kick in the pants! Just shared on my FB page…

Amy January 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Wow, that is just amazing.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick January 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm


Kim @ Plumberry Pie January 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this. Needed that.
Have a great weekend!

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

You bet, Kim! Great story, eh? Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole January 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm


Norma January 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I cried like a baby. What an inspiration and I am so happy for you.
Now looking for a yoga group. I am 50- 60 pound over weight and 64
but I am going to try. Thank you so so much.

Addie January 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Great video, very inspirational! I’m also having a hard time keeping my blogging alive in 2013! But I’ll keep trying!:)

Cali January 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm

How awesome, I almost bawled! What an amazing man!

kristin January 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

You got me! Love this and what makes it even more special is that this man was serving us. I have such a respect for the men and women and their families that serve our nation. Way to go!!!

Lauren January 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Thank you for sharing this; I needed this today. More than words can describe :)

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Sometimes the unexpected is just what we need. :) Thanks, Lauren!

Rachel January 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Thank you, thank you, for sharing this. Truly.

momstheword January 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm

“Blog better.” I love that! Last night after taking care of my sick hubby I realized I didn’t have a blog post for today. But I thought, “Well, I DO have these pictures of my dog…..” so I made a lame story out of that. Not exactly blogging BETTER though, lol!

Wow, that was an amazing video! I am so happy for him! He’s been through a lot and it was so good to see him running at the end. Thanks for sharing!

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

It IS a better post because it didn’t stress you out. Mission accomplished in my opinion! I’m glad you said that. Thanks for stopping by!

Christy January 12, 2013 at 12:41 am

Needed that. :)

Designing Domesticity January 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

Wow, so inspiring. Thanks for sharing! liz

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thank you for stopping by, Liz. Too good not to share!

Diane@InMyOwnStyle January 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

Hi Chris – very moving and inspirational. I, too had tears in my eyes. Love the last shot – where he is upside down and literally – beaming! Perfect timing to share this with us – as this is about the time we need some reinforcement to stay on the path to reach our goals. Thanks for posting it. XO

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I couldn’t agree more, Diane. Such a great story. Thanks for stopping by!

April January 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

Wow!! That was incredible and really inspiring. Thank you for posting.

Gina January 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

WOW! That is truly amazing. January 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

How inspiring. I loved the video!! Makes a person really sit and think about what we can accomplish. Thanks :)

Chris January 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

It puts things into perspective, doesn’t it Diane? Thank you!

Trine Feuerborn January 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

This is such a powerful story. I have seen it before, but I appreciate you sharing this. It is a wonderful reminder to make it worth while during the time we grace this planet. I enjoy reading your blog.

Trine Feuerborn January 13, 2013 at 12:01 am

Chris, I was so inspired by your post today that I mentioned you in my blog post. Keep going girl. You do a wonderful jo

Merrilee January 13, 2013 at 1:06 am

Thank you ,so much for sharing this incredible video. I’ve passed it on, because it’s soooo inspiring! Thank you for the reminder that we must never give up on ourselves.

Debbie January 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

Wow, that is a powerful video! I literally got chills when I saw him start to run…
Thanks so much for sharing.
Debbie :)

Chris January 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Me too! That’s what got me crying. :)

Paula Chaffin January 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Your husband is such an encourager for you! Thank him for encouraging all of us with this video!

Vanessa January 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I saw this video last month and I just cried. It inspired me. Don’t give up.



Janell January 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm

No more excuses! If he can do it, we all can do it! I got a bunch of yoga stuff for Christmas and haven’t used any of it! My goal this week is to break it out and make a go of it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Chris January 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm

You bet! I think we could ALL use a little push, eh? :)

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