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Friday, February 17, 2012

Teens Doing Great Things: A Boy Named Gabe

When I saw this video and the post, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, on my friend and fellow author, Rebecca Bryan's blog, I knew I had to share it. The kid in this video is amazing.

I don't know a lot of of Junior High students who would be brave enough to dance in front of all their classmates like this, but Gabe does it.  He touches everyone in the room with his smile and his enthusiasm for life.

 Rebecca puts it this way:

And Gabe's face! Oh if I could put it in a bottle and bring it out whenever I am down or feeling sorry for myself. His face radiated pure,simple joy.

The joy of dancing.The joy of moving your body.

The joy of living!

To read more about her take on the experience, check out her blog. Thanks Rebecca for letting  me share this, and thanks to Gabe for being an amazingly brave kid.


  1. Gabe is a great name, everyone should be named Gabe!

  2. My name is Gabe...I hate it...