Speechless Sunday - Inspiration!

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Island Properties RB-21063

Windsurfing Inspiration

If you are considering buying or selling a home or condominium in the South Maui areas of Kihei, Wailea or Makena, or would just like to learn more about owning real estate in Hawaii, give us a call. We are your South Maui experts! Call now for a free consultation!

Mike Eddy    REALTOR®(S), ABR®, e-PRO
Sheryl Eddy  B.A., REALTOR® (S)
Mike   (808) 268-2219 Cell
Sheryl (808) 268-2220 Cell
www.SoldOnParadise.com

Comments (19)

Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

I was photographing the Starboard Hawaii State Windsurfing Championship at Kanaha Beach Park when I took this shot. The gentleman in the photo was confined to a wheelchair. The board and sail contraption was trailered behind his vehicle and assembled at the waters edge by his companion. Finally, his friend helped him transfer from his wheelchair to the seat on the makeshift board, took up his position behind the sail and they were off for an afternoon of windsurfing. I was both touched and inspired.

Mike

"Anything the mind can conceive, and truly believe, it can achieve."
 Napoleon Hill

May 30, 2009 06:21 PM
Charlottesville Solutions
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA

WOW that is really an inspiration!

BTW I love reading Napoleon Hill

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

May 31, 2009 12:30 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

This is terrific, Mike! Ingenuity and good friends - and you can do you can do anything!

Debi

May 31, 2009 01:37 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Mike,

This just tells you that the gentleman had a lot of passion for this sport and nothing was going to stop him from enjoy it.  Thanks for sharing.

Gerry's AR signature

May 31, 2009 02:02 AM
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Wow ... that's absolutely amazing.   Sometimes we let little things stop us from achieving our potential ...  and look at what you can accomplish, when you put your mind to it.
Very inspirational.

May 31, 2009 04:09 AM
Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR

Sheryl and Mike,  thanks for sharing this photo it is very inspirational. Reminds me of the words of

Robert Schuller

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"

This windsurfer knew he could not fail, he was going to achieve what he wanted to do no matter what circumstances may have gotten in his way. He knew he had the loving caring support of a friend by his side.

May 31, 2009 05:14 AM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

I appreciate everyone taking a moment to respond. Here is another bit of inspiration that we can all apply to our lives... 

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
Napoleon Hill

May 31, 2009 07:59 AM
Kelli~Rhyanne Bartley
Keller Williams Realty Mid~Willamette - Corvallis, OR

That is amazing and inspirational...thank you so much for sharing!

May 31, 2009 12:14 PM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Thank you Kelli for stopping by!

Mike

May 31, 2009 02:29 PM
Kenneth Bargers
Prudential Woodmont Realty - Nashville, TN

Mike and Sheryl - This looks like a lot of fun!  Oh if I was  20-30 years younger to have the nerve to try it.

Jun 01, 2009 02:07 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You're right that's very inspiring!  I was wondering what it was and I'm glad you explained it.

Jun 01, 2009 04:54 PM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Kenneth - You would be surprised at how many guys "our age" are out getting it done. I for one am happy to operate the camera.

Georgina - Thanks for stopping by and congrats on the new listing.

Mike

Jun 02, 2009 06:05 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Mike and Sheryl - I want to be where that guy is now!  You can tell he's lovin' it:-) Great shot!

Jun 02, 2009 09:45 AM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Thank you Myrl, I appreciate you stopping by to take a look!

Mike

Jun 02, 2009 10:56 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock,com

Aloha Mike & Sheryl:

I SO want to be there!

Have a wonderful week...

Jun 04, 2009 11:45 PM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Toula- Thanks for having a look, and come on over any time!

Mike

Jun 05, 2009 08:33 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

What an awesome picture and story!

  

Jun 07, 2009 10:44 AM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Debra - Thank you for stopping by to take a look!

Mike

Jun 09, 2009 11:35 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

There are so many so-called handicapped people who can be an inspiration to us. That's one of the reasons why I so enjoyed volunteering at Special Olympics. They are special not because they are handicapped, but because they work to overcome.

Jun 14, 2009 03:15 AM