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I’m always astounded by people…whether it’s someone who has everything yet has no hope, no happiness, no appreciation, or someone who seems to have been short-changed in life, but still lives a full life, with joy, love, laughter, and friendships. This guy inspired me, and I wanted to share this today, while I’m spending the weekend with my family, appreciating everything we have (my son, my husband, our health, our home, our family and our friends). We are SO LUCKY (and this dude is too, even if some people may not think so… not to mention he is pretty cute and charming- I like humor and a positive attitude in a man):

Have a Happy Christmas!

  • Donna

    I agree, Nick is such an inspiration. He reminds me to just suck it up when I want to start whining about my life. I’m so truly blessed!

    Merry Christmas, Penelope!

  • Thanks for sharing that Penelope, truly and inspiration. Happy holidays to you and your family!!!

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I’ve never heard of Nick before but he is so inspiring. For someone to overcome all that he has WITH a smile on their face is an amazing accomplishment.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Barbara Platt

    that’s a great video

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb

    Thank you so much for sharing this Penelope! it really touched my heart!

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Merry Christmas my sweet friend!!! <3

  • Lolo

    Wow, he is such an inspiration!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Courtney

    He’s absolutely amazing!

  • Jade

    He came to my classroom and spoke, he is so inspiring! It is so refreshing to have people like him be so enthusiastic and happy to just be here

  • and a MErry Christmas to you and your family

  • Tammy

    He is awesome. Merry Christmas.

  • Thanks so much for sharing — what an inspiration!

  • Theresa

    Thanks for sharing Penelope!

  • Virginia from That Bald Chick

    What a fantastic video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marcie W.

    So SO wonderful! I have a friend named Garrett with a story very similar to Nick’s. I love overcoming obstacles.

  • Louise

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Wow! He made me smile; so fabulous!

  • Zippy Sandler

    Wow, it just proves that you can do anything you want in life no matter what.

  • Holly

    This would be the kind of person that I would love to settle in to a bottle of wine with and talk to for hours, he seems so approachable and high spirited… And I agree, very handsome too!

  • Amy

    Awesome video and a great reminder to us all.

  • Laurie

    We can all use inspiration

  • yonca

    Great reminder, Penelope. Thanks for sharing!