I fell in love this morning. I fell into that deep, infinity pool of knowing we are all One. We are all connected. We are all magnificent. That place where I feel inspired by my fellow human beings. Where I feel uplifted by we the people.
My headfirst dive into the pool happened because of two brothers, Connor and Cayden Long. I’d never heard of them before. Never read any of their story until this morning when I wandered over to Cassandra’s blog, My Life Is My Message, and dove into all the wonder she shares of inspiring people around the world. As one reader said, I got infected!
I like this disease. I like how it infuses my body with hope. How it fills my heart with joy. I like that in the stories Cassandra shares I too feel empowered and inspired to get into action. She even shares easy steps all of us can take to be the change we want to see in the world on her ADVICE page. She shows us how easy it is to make a difference!
Cassandra’s no small slouch when it comes to being inspiring. She’s volunteered all over the world to help educate and support children in developing nations. She volunteered in Haiti after the earthquake. And, she is constantly volunteering here online, sharing the wonder she finds.
In the ABOUT ME section of her blog, Cassandra writes,
This blog is for anyone who, like me, is addicted to inspiration – for those who remember that to live is a verb; who endeavour to give more of themselves and get more from their lives – to live with passion, to take action, to love completely, and seek peace (both inner and outer); for those who aspire and inspire and seek to be inspired.
In Cassandra’s words, Connor Long is living the verb of life in action. And Love.
Connor Long is 9 years old. His brother Cayden is 7. Cayden has Cerebral Palsy. He can’t walk or talk. He can’t run, bike or swim — on his own. But with his brother he can do all those things, and he does. Connor and Cayden compete in Kids Triathalons. Connor pulls his brother in a trailer and when he swims, he pulls a rubber raft behind him in which his brother lies, smiling and pumping his fist in the air. They may not win medals but they sure do capture every heart. They are a team. They are brothers. They are love.
I cried when I watched their video. I cried and was grateful for the box of tissue beside my desk. And, I was grateful that in this world there are boys like Connor and Cayden, and people like their parents.
Be prepared to be moved this morning. Be prepared to feel your heart break open, to feel inspiration flood your being. Be prepared to be reminded, once again, that nothing is impossible. All it takes is Love.