Today’s Gem of Gratitude #291

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Today I am thankful for Bruce Lee. I have been for years and always will be a Bruce Lee fan, and I know that I am not alone in that regard. Some of us appreciate him for his martial arts abilities. Others of us are drawn to him because of his genuinely human qualities.

As for me, I am a fan of him because of who he was as a person. There is not just one aspect of him that draws my appreciation. Personally, I would not dare to say that it is just his compassion for others, or his ability to succeed and thrive despite the odds that resonates with me. Nor would I say that it is his larger than life persona or his physical prowess that has captured my interest. What draws me to Bruce Lee is who he was as a person and the person whom his legacy allows him to continue to be even though he is no longer physically with us.

He continues to be a constant reminder to me of what is possible, as well as the importance of persevering and never giving up. He is a reminder of the fact that it is possible to be intelligent, endearing, personable, strong, and driven. He is a reminder to me that being myself is more than just okay; it’s what is perfect for me. And other than my parents, he was the first person who ever caused me to realize that. And to think that he accomplished that posthumously via his legacy, now that is what you call a true legend. #lovebythedrop

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