Happy Monday Friends,
 
Here at the Be Free headquarters we are always sharing stories with each other about what is inspiring us. We thought we would make these stories public and share a little motivation with you.  We are going to post a short story each Monday and offer up a few thoughts on it. Without further ado, here is our first Motivation Monday Post written by the wonderful, and always inspired intern, Whitney Murray.
 

Perseverance
By: Whitney Murray

 

 
Derek Redmond was a 1992 Olympic runner who was brought to his knees within seconds. His body seemingly turned against him as he crumbled to the track, falling far behind in the race he was running. Determined to finish, he got up and started limping towards the finish line despite the pain he was in. A few seconds later, his father ran out to him and walked alongside him, offering him a shoulder of support.  Derek Redmond finished the Olympic race with perseverance, not willing to give up despite his injury. We have all been brought to our knees at some point in our life. How did you react in that moment? When you persevere, you are choosing to press on under tough circumstances. Keep walking, keep pressing on, keep running your race, but don’t give up; hope is coming.
 
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
-Romans 5:3-4

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