Of Bicycles and Inspiration

There have been many great speeches in our history. From Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream, the power of words to move and to motivate us should never be underestimated. That inspiration, too, can come from the most unexpected places. While we expect wisdom from political leaders and activists and occasionally find someone on television with something important to say and the ability to express it, sometimes powerful insight and motivation comes from the most unexpected places — like a little boy who just learned to ride his bike.

This young man, having succeeded in one of life’s great challenges — riding a bike — is barely able to contain his excitement and enthusiasm. He starts off by sharing his emotions — “I feel happy of myself” — and quickly moves into encouraging others not to give up and to believe in themselves. As if that weren’t enough, he gives a great shout-out to his peeps at the end with a big thumbs-up.

Check out the video and see if this doesn’t make you want to drag the old two-wheeler out of the garage and dust it off:

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