I'm inspired when I see people rise above their hurdles, their handicaps. I've mentioned before that Ela Ortega is a person like this. There will always be excuses for why a person cannot serve in ministry, succed in life, befriend people, or smile. Ela's breathing condition keeps her out of church most Sundays. It doesn't keep her from calling all of our guests to say thank you for attending.
A handicap also did not keep Bryan Gaynor from being the star of the night on "So You Think You Can Dance." I watched it for the first time last night. I think I'm hooked. I also think I'm more inspired than ever to eliminate excuses from my life. If Bryan and Ela can succeed in spite of their situations, so can I.