#27 ~ Motivation Monday – The Music of Possibility

I’ve decided to switch up the “Motivation Monday” posts a bit. I’ll still be doing interviews (I have several in queue — if you’re interested in being interviewed, email me), but I thought it would be nice to share tidbits of inspiration that I find here and there as well.

I randomly came across this amazing story and just had to share it. Throughout my journey with the ‘project‘ my underlining nemesis is self-doubt. We all deal with this from time to time, but stories like Patrick Hughes’ make me feel like a whining toddler.

He was born without eyes and a tightening of the joints that prevents him from straightening his limbs. Before he turned one, Patrick began to display an amazing talent and by his second birthday, well, you’ll have to watch for yourself….

If the video doesn’t load properly for you, you may see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTiYA1WiY8

Let Patrick’s story (and his father’s love) inspire you. Don’t look at inabilities as disabilities, simply see them as detour signs directing you to talent you may have never known you possessed had you not been diverted….

“God made me blind and unable to walk. Big deal. He gave me the ability of the musical gifts I have and the great opportunity to meet new people.” – Patrick Hughes

Click here to read more about Patrick or to purchase his CDs.


If you have achieved a goal that is on your bucket list (large or small) and are interested in being interviewed for Motivational Monday, email me.

©2010 Melody G. Fritchley


  1. Mari said

    I saw him interviewed on 20/20 and was so inspired. He is really amazing and so are his parents.

  2. Tiffany said

    I’ve this this father and son “team” on t.v. before. They are such a wonderful inspiration to everyone. This dad gives a new meaning to the phrase “unconditional love”.

  3. This was AWESOME!! I got chills several times while watching that video!! Things like that really put things into perspective for me. I spent most of this past weekend in tears because I was having trouble trying to make my first vlog. Shame on me!!

    Thanks for sharing this…I needed it!

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  5. That’s simply amazing. What a credit to his parents for finding that outlet for his talents.

  6. Crystal said

    Wow! What an inspiring story. Great video!
    Hey, I have a question, how do you get the youtube video the right size for you blog? Whenever I post one, part of it is cut off. Do you know?
    Thanks Melody 🙂

  7. Alicia said

    Wow what a great story! Thank you so much for sharing it!! 🙂

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