By   April 7, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek web site http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/09/0927_sportsbusiness/source/6.htm for Bethany’s pic.

Bethany Hamilton-Serious inspiration, Bitches!

I am so in awe I don’t know where to start.  I just hope I do her justice.

We know the story of Bethany Hamilton, the beautiful blonde surfer who was attacked by a shark at age 13 and lost her arm.  I was watching an interview with her this morning.  Before the interview they showed her waiting to come onto the set.  She was gorgeous in her spaghetti strapped dress.  What struck me was how she worked the dress!  Woman owning her beautiful body.  She hadn’t said a word and I’d fallen in love with her.

Can you imagine…at age 6 you win not  one, but two surfing  championships!  This is a serious gift coupled with serious drive.  And then to lose an arm at 13 in such a terrifying way-while doing what you love.  Then 26 days later returning to competition. And then continuing that career and becoming a champion!  This is conquering fear and succeeding.

Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Please the next time you’re having a bad day and the “Powter” song isn’t working for you, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH476CxJxfg think of this amazing, spirited woman.  Visit her site, support her causes.  Both will make you feel better.

  1. Watch her movie:  http://www.soulsurferthemovie.com/
  2. Check out her web site:  http://bethanyhamilton.com/

I hereby pronouce Bethany Hamilton “Surfer Bitch Goddess.”  XOXOXO

Love, Goddess

© S Stevens Life Strategies

3 Comments on “Bethany Hamilton-Serious Inspiration!

  1. Rena Hatch

    Oh I love this post. Your description of her brought tears to my eyes. She is such an inspiration and a reminder to love whatever life gives you and work with it. Focus on your strengths instead of what’s missing.

    Thank you for lifting my heart today.

    With gratitude,
    Goddess Rena

  2. Goddesspower

    Thanks Rena…
    Yes! Focusing on your strengths and not what’s missing. Love how you put that!
    Love, Goddess

  3. Spell Vixen

    BEYOND Inspirational! Thank you!

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