“So let’s get going so we can have a whopping party.”—Diana Nyad
“Is there an edge? Does it go into infinity in time and space? There’s nothing like swimming in the ocean for 50 hours that gets you to thinking about things like this.”—Diana Nyad
Even though I’m a journalist and it would probably be wise to keep this to myself, I don’t put a lot of stock in the news.
To my way of thinking, the news is short-sighted, mostly negative and doesn’t begin to show an accurate picture of the way the world really is. In fact, most of what I see on the all-important news seems pretty irrelevant to my life.
However, there was a news item this week that is as close to what I consider Truth as it comes.
I know you’ve heard about it. Diana Nyad, at age 64, after four other failed attempts, swam 110 miles in 52 hours and 54 minutes, the first swimmer to go the distance from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
So in honor of this amazing woman who went for her big dream, I decided to post her very inspiring Ted Talk.
This is for anyone out there who thinks they’re too old or it’s too late or they’ve already tried way too many times.
This, my friends, is the news!!
Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.