Inspiration

If you opened this page, what you will read probably won’t be what you expected.

Over the past few weeks like many of you, I have been reading about an amazing young man called Stephen Sutton. I don’t want to tell his whole story as it is well documented – You can read it HERE. He was diagnosed with terminal Cancer at 19, and spent the last months of his life raising money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. He didn’t moan, he didn’t complain about how unfair life is. He just spent the time he had left trying to improve the lives of others. he passed away in his sleep last night (14th May 2014).

His Mother wrote this this morning

My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May. The ongoing support and outpouring of love for Stephen will help greatly at this difficult time, in the same way as it helped Stephen throughout his journey. We all know he will never be forgotten, his spirit will live on, in all that he achieved and shared with so many.

Love,
His mom x

I actually started to make a quick video about this, but having lost my own Sister to Cancer when she was in her 20’s,  it was very emotional. Even writing this my eyes are welling up.

There have been so many tributes to this young man, but what ever is said it cannot do him justice. I know many of my readers are “of a certain age”. Sometimes our generations (40plus) look at the younger lads and dismiss them. The media like to paint everyone under 25 as a unemployed, drug taking, granny bashing thug. Jeremy Kyle doesn’t help either. This is something that winds me up a bit. So to see a young lad like Stephen Sutton getting such plaudits is great for all young people.

So  when you are going about you’re everyday business thinking how hard done to you are. Or your pissed off because Betfair put the race in play 10 seconds early and it cost you £20. Just draw inspiration from this young man. I have a picture of him stuck to the bottom of my PC. next to my sister. Every time I think things are not going as well as I would like, I will just glance over at them and draw inspiration from their incredible courage. Then get things are put a little more into perspective. All this doesn’t matter. Not one bit of it. (Trading and Betfair).  There are so many people around the world who are suffering and in pain. I know that even some of you guys reading this may fall into that category, or have close friends or family who are very poorly. We are all guilty of feeling hard done to, I guess it’s part of human nature. But sometimes, just sometimes, every now and then someone or something comes along to remind us how lucky we really are. Stephen Sutton is one such individual.

So while reading my blog or watching my videos, If I’ve ever inspired you to make money, improved your trading or entertained you (unlikely :) )       I thought it would be great if we could perhaps donate a couple of quid to Stephen’s fund raising page. FUND RASING PAGE You are under no obligation whatsoever to do this. But I know some of you would like to get involved. It’s not a contest, I am not keeping score or check. It’s not about trying to look good or any shit like that. I don’t want you to donate “on behalf of Itsamugsblog” – Just do it in your own name or anonymously if you wish, and only if you wish too.

This lad has stirred an emotion that makes me want to pay tribute to him. This is my verity small way of doing that. One of his bucket list wishes (Number 42) was to inspire someone to “become a Doctor or fundraiser”.  When we talk about inspiration – This incredible young man has probably inspired a nation. So if you need to draw some Inspiration from somewhere when things are not going so well. Draw some from Stephen’s Story

R.I.P Stephen.

Stephen

 

14 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Andrew Banthorpe

    Amazing page. Well done and although not a good trader, in fact pretty shit but hoping that will change in September, however after reading most of these pages and watched most of the videos several times and still pretty shit, I did manage to make £27 profit today and have donated it on the just giving page, pressing the donate button is probably the best trade I have done today so thanks for that. I lost my mother to cancer and had a little brush with it myself a couple of years ago, all sorted now so I was one of the lucky ones so although not very good at trading at least I’m still here and have the chance to get better so hopefully I can give a bit more next time. So I urge all of you to do the best trade of all today and click the just giving page and a big thank you to Stephen and to you Steve. Today I’m Inspired
    Andrew

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    1. MG Post author

      Andrew, that’s incredibly generous of you. If like me you believe in karma – it’s coming back to you buddy! Thanks so much, not only for your kind words and donation, but for sharing your story with us. I wish you the very best of health and look forward to meeting you in Sept. – Cheers Steve

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  2. Dave

    What a lovely piece mate.

    As you say, many of us have lost loved ones over time and this will continue to happen but it does make you think long and hard as we continue through life.

    Dave

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  3. Nick

    The thing with most of us is that we (as you have stated Steve) tend to lose sight of the important things in life and we need people like Stephen to bring us back to earth. His courage and selflessness in light of what he knew was happening to him is beyond my comprehension and that really does stop me in my tracks. RIP Stephen and thanks for showing so many of us just how lucky we really are………..

    Nick

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  4. switesh

    Being on the other side of the pond I was unaware so thanks for sharing this article of inspiration.
    By far your best post Steve. It does put things in perspective.

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  5. Josh

    “All this doesn’t matter. Not one bit of it. (Trading and Betfair). There are so many people around the world who are suffering and in pain. I know that even some of you guys reading this may fall into that category, or have close friends or family who are very poorly. We are all guilty of feeling hard done to, I guess it’s part of human nature. But sometimes, just sometimes, every now and then someone or something comes along to remind us how lucky we really are. Stephen Sutton is one such individual.”

    Stephen was a truly remarkable man and this is a moving and heartfelt tribute. Thank you, Steve.

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  6. T

    Thanks steve for sharing this great story. I´m a young guy and though the last half year only about how can i make money and had those up and downs and excatly how you telling, why doesn´t it work for me and i think i forgot to think about that i have it good. I also lost a familar person to this. But this article changed my way of thinking from now. I have to think more about other stuff and don´t 24/7 hustlin. Great mate. I will donate by the end of next week the half profit i made. Wouldn´t be that much but i will help and change my thinking from now on. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    T

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  7. peter

    hi steve,
    great page, you are one lifes good guys. can i just pick up on the under 25s, like you say, dont dismiss them, part of my life involves being a foster career for older teenagers, most of them being your sterotypical bad lads, im on first name terms with most of the police and magistrates in my town lol. a lot of the time all i can do is support these young people and try and give them structure in their lives.all of these kids have had a pretty shit start to their lives, having been abused, phsyicaly, sexualy or the biggie emontionly. i could write a book on this, but i guess all im saying to people is dont be to quick to judge. i have recently been doing some work with the nspcc regarding the mental health of looked after young people and have been very impressed by them, they are preparing a report to submit to government, about how parents behaviour can affect the kids. anyway enough waffle, im going to write a letter to one of our old lads who is in prison, and has no one else in his life, police station tomorro morning, and youth court next tuesday. i think i need trading as a bit of a release lol

    all the best
    peter, and roll on june

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    1. MG Post author

      Peter – I cannot tell you how much admiration I have for you and your good lady. Without amazing people like you the world would be such a worse place. Massive respect to you both. Cheers Steve

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