Posted on | January 28, 2011
Hey family, It’s Justin from the Star 92.7 morning show. Hope you enjoy the weekend with your family as much as I plan to.
Ellis Jones, a standout offensive lineman at Tulsa, passed away recently. Jones played for the Golden Hurricanes from 1942-1944 and went twice to the Sugar Bowl and once to the Orange Bowl. “He was one of the best football players that I ever saw, in that he absolutely worked at full speed all the time,” said former Tulsa teammate and All-American quarterback Glenn Dobbs. But what made Jones so special was not all the strength and skill he had, but what he didn’t have. His right arm was amputated 8 inches below the shoulder after an accident when he was 11. “It never occurred to me that I could not keep playing football,” he later told the Tulsa World. “I guess I was too dumb to think I could not do it.” If being dumb means determining to succeed despite a handicap, we could all use a little less intelligence.
Having an Attitude of Gratitude
As Charles R. Swindoll put it, “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”Each one of us is in charge of our attitudes when it comes to different hardships that we face. Watch this incredible story about a man named Nick, who lets nothing negatively influence his amazing attitude on life.