Overcoming the odds









These charming birds get their names from the fact that the rapid movement of the wings make a humming sound. The Hummingbird is so fun to watch because it has the ability to move in ways that other birds can’t. It is the only species of bird that is able to fly in all directions. This includes backwards and even upside down.

It is quite fun
to see!

We also enjoy watching people who can do remarkable things. Just think of Olympic athletes who overcome all odds by practicing getting up when their down, pushing forward when they fall behind and stay focused on the goal. I think this is one of the reasons television shows like American Idol, the Voice, and Amazing Race are popular. We love to cheer for those who show courage and determination. Also, when we know more about their stories and personal circumstances, it’s easier to identify with them and feel inspired.

This is why people like to read stories that show courage in the face of pain, overcoming all odds and choosing to create change even when life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would.

In what ways have you overcome the odds? Where have you shown courage in the face of defeat? How have you kept going after a loss? What have your greatest lessons taught you?

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