Big Inspiration in a Small Package
This article below was written by Todd, a big fan of Hollie’s.
This is a true story of inspiration and I write it with some hesitation and bravery, because I am a grown man of 48 years. I have a terrible fear of heights and can’t be up off the floor more than about 5 feet ( 2 meters ). I have been working on painting the inside of my house now for over one month. I started off very well until I reached the top center part of the wall. It is about 15 feet ( 5 meters ) to the top. As I climbed the ladder, my knees became weak and my hands were sweating badly. I managed to finish the one wall. That’s when the project came to a stop.
The unfinished walls, the paint and the brushes all sat for over 3 weeks. With my wife and kids joking me about the painting project that will last all year, I sat laughing with them to embarrassed to tell anyone I was scared to death to get back on the ladder.
Trying to find the courage to finish, I started thinking of one little 11 year old girl who found the courage, to step back on stage, in front of millions, to finish what she had started. With that one warm thought of the bravest little girl in the world, out came the ladders, out came the paint and out came the brushes. With my iPod in my ears and a brush in my hand, up the ladder I went.
While painting at the top of the ladder, my daughter stopped by and asked……dad, who are you listening to? The picture to the right says it all. No one ever knows where their bravery, their courage, their inspiration will come. For me it came from a little 11 year old girl named Hollie.
Thanks for being a big inspiration in a small package.