Every now and again you meet someone, or perhaps you read about them, who makes you take a breath to think about the things you believe are weighing you down in your everyday life. Bills, a nagging cold that takes too long to go away, your children not going to bed at night… you get the idea. Ultimately they’re all manageable, but at any given moment we give them weight that is generally disproportionate to reality.
The person I’m speaking about is the one whose story – the things they’ve faced, dealt with and ultimately conquered – becomes a teachable moment in strength, courage, character and remembering that life needs to be lived.
That person is Samantha Meyer.
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About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of The Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota and around the world online at WDAY.com. You can listen to him weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm CT. His program serves up a unique blend of current events, pop culture, sports and humor with guests and contributors from across the nation. As a writer and humorist, Christopher's work has been been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters, publications within Sun-Times Media, USA Volleyball and Team USA, the Official Website of the U.S. Olympic Committee. He's also been a weekly columnist in Fargo's daily newspaper, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.