My friend Dona, who at 65 years of age, 5' tall and lightweight, can deadlift 160lbs., and whose zest for life in all its facets just inspires me.
My son Greg, 18 years old, copes with autism and bipolar disorder, and is getting all As in his first year of community college, and made the college bowling team. He goes out each day into a world of challenges we can't even imagine, just like a soldier, and my heart swells with pride.
My son Matt, 17 years old, who is starting back this year on his wrestling team, probably the best wrestler on his team. Last year, he had his first episode of bipolar disorder, too; had to cut his season short by a couple of weeks because he was too ill to finish. Was having a 17-5 season. This year, stable on meds, he's going back into the fray with a great attitude and humility. It takes courage for him to face himself on the mat, and I'm proud of him.
I have heroes on the national scene, too, but these three heroes I see in my daily life, so the inspiration is constant.
Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad.