Sometimes in life we are given opportunities to overcome tremendous obstacles. I often think that when we are thrown a curve ball that our best move is to hit a home run. It is at these times that we are able to truly show what kind of people we are. Do we give up and quit or do we find a creative solution to our difficulties? Some of my favorite memories of my father are how he always managed to find the most amazing solutions to life’s challenges. He never asked why something was happening, but always moved directly into his problem-solving mode. His creative solutions never ceased to amaze me.
I recently saw the movie Unstoppable, which was based on a true story of how three men were instrumental in stopping a runaway train, containing hazardous chemicals. This exciting film demonstrated the power of the human spirit to overcome incredible difficulties in a positive, heroic way. I left the theatre feeling so inspired by this movie, which would have seemed to be farfetched if it was not based on true events. This is my favorite type of film- the ones which would not be believable if they were not inspired by reality.
Tony and I recently had the experience of having to overcome the ice and snow to hold the Wellness Expo in Grapevine. We were impressed by the dedication and tenacity of our exhibitors, who were able to get themselves to this event. We were also grateful to the wonderful attendees, who came to the show. It really helped with the cabin fever many people experienced during this time, returned our lives to normalcy and got people moving forward in a positive way. After the event, Tony told me how he felt that he had really grown as a person. I felt the same way. Often it is in overcoming our obstacles that we are able to stretch ourselves and grow. How much have you learned from the things that have come easily to you?
We hope you will join us for the April 16-17, 2011 Wellness Expo in Addison and the June 25-26, 2011 Wellness Expo in Grapevine. Here you will find inspiration, solutions to life’s challenges, and an opportunity to grow. We are honored and gratified to be able to produce this event with such a fine group of professionals, dedicated to doing their best work in all kinds of circumstances. We are not expecting any more ice and snow-just a fabulous event with incredible people. We hope you will be one of them.