Inspire With Your Gratitude

It’s not often a 9 minute video will grab my attention. I’m not much for wasting time dithering online but this video about Clay Dyer put a tear or two of gratitude in my eyes. Thank you to my friend, Fisherman, for inspiring me with this video on the Web Vision 2020 social network.

Appreciation And Gratitude

Clay Dyer is happy with what he’s got. “All you need is a Heart, Soul and Mind” he says. Watch this video and learn what true gratitude is.

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Bless Clay Dyer for his devotion to life and his ability to overcome the odds and touch others. We can all earn from him and appreciate what we have. There are some things in life we cannot change. Appreciate that, be inspired and make the best of it. Clay certainly has managed to do exactly that!

Have a most outstanding day

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator © 2004 – 2008

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. All I want in my life is “‘SOME OF WHAT THAT GUY’S GOT.”

  2. Thank you,
    You caused me to make a brand new customized video player titled ‘Inspirational’ with a collection of videos that inspire the most…begining with Clay Dyer.

    Daniel Cameron

  3. Inspirational beyond a doubt!

  4. Gary Birch says:

    Thanks Sean. We need that sort of example when we’re tempted to feel sorry for ourselves in these uncertain times. He sure is one gutsy dude.

  5. Thanks so much Sean, truly inspirational…

  6. Amaizing – when you have to you just do it.

  7. Just think: There are thinks we cannot change. Just deal with it! Clay is doing that. He can’t grow a new arm or leg and he’s making the most of what he’s got.
    Well done

    • The inspiring thing about Clay is that even if he could grow an arm or a leg he wouldn’t want to. His brother made that comment and I think he’s right. Clay is already everything he needs to be.

  8. Carol Palmer says:

    Clay is amazing this video should be played at most schools so that our children will know that anthing is possible if you try hard enough and never give up.

  9. I believe in the power of gratitude, It has been proved over and over in my life. When I am in a gratefull mood there is nothing that anyone can say or do to distroy the good that I have in my life.

    Fantastic life story. Thank you for sharing
    Kindest regards

    TrudyVans last blog post..It sure is hard to move house

  10. That puts our own struggles and problems into perspective. And it reminds us how grateful we can be for all the things we have.
    Gratitude is a great power, because it makes us put things back into perspective, recognizing what we already have achieved.
    Clays example shows what you can achieve – when you really want it. Passion will show you solutions to overcome obstacles. And he definitely is a winner.
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker – Book review =-.

  11. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,
    Clay is an incredible guy. Now here is a man that could make all the excuses in the world for why he can’t do this thing or that thing and yet he makes none. He doesn’t ask for or want any special treatment. He does whatever he wants to do. He just deals with what life has given him and makes the best of it.
    We don’t know what we are capable of until we are faced with extreme circumstances. It shouldn’t take a guy like Clay to make us realize how fortunate we are. And yet it does.
    I think we have to be more aware that on our worst day, we only have to look around to find someone who is in a worse position than we are.

  12. There’s not much to say about that. Wow.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  13. Absolutely inspiring.
    I remember another guy in a similar situation. Makes you wonder why people have anything to complain about.

    Essential watching for everyone I reckon
    .-= Gee´s last blog ..Why You Should Just Ignore Fad Diets (Part 2) =-.

  14. God, we can get so damned petty in ourselves!! Clay harnesses his power, and is grateful. Let us get the concept! I am grateful for Clay, and for you (and Fisherman) for this presentation. Thank you
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mindfulness =-.

  15. I’m grateful for YouTube for bringing us stuff like this – very inspiring.
    .-= Colin´s last blog ..People Who Discourage Us =-.

  16. Hello Sean,

    His Heart, Soul and Mind is worthy of two thousand men. He has the most powerful outlook on life that carries him strong. If only more people out their had half of his personality, imagine what the world would be like?

    Clay Dyer you are a man to be proud of. Imagine being part of Clay family? You would have to be so very proud.

    Bless The Day Clay Dyer was born.

    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Searching For Gratitude Rocks =-.

  17. G’day Sean,
    What courage this man shows. In the dictionary where courage and determination need a picture, I feel sure Clay’s picture should appear.
    Slightly remeniscent of Tony Christiansen whom I met at a 21 CA seminar.
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..How Proud Can One Be ? =-.

  18. Clay has a physical condition that so many ‘thalidomide babies’ have. The burning desire of pharmaceutical companies to make more money at the expense of the health of the populace is creating who knows how many modern day thalidomide-equivalent conditions, new diseases etc. There is an epidemic of autism happening right now and doctors are at a loss to explain why even though there are at least 28 studies that show that MMR vaccine contributes to autism. Clay should read Think and Grow Rich, if he hasn’t already, and see how much more success he can achieve.
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  19. Hi Sean,
    I missed this post first time round but Wow! glad I caught up with it now.

    Jazz is so correct by saying we “shouldn’t need someone like Clay to make us realize how fortunate we are, but we do”. For me, he is a reminder to enjoy every minute of life, no matter what you are doing.

    Clay has harnessed an amazing quality of life. He treats setbacks as a challenge and is actually inspired by life itself. Did you see the body and chair language after he received a prize from the fishing competition? This is so well worth the 9 minutes watching time, like you said, Sean.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to present this article.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

  20. Hi Sean

    I can only speak for myself in the presence of Clay. I too have remnants of disabilities but they could not be seen physically. They were the limitations of my mind that I did not even know were there until an almighty challenge came up and I would instantly be in fear.

    These days I recognise the limiting thoughts. Sometimes I have to dig deep to get at them because they hide cloaked in procrastination or distraction!
    At least now I know when I am disabling myself and I can stop the behaviour and take positive action.

    Clay is a wonderful inspiration indeed. Thankyou for the video.


    • Hi Elly,

      We’re all disabled and broken in some way but it takes someone like Clay to show us how to live. I think seeing Clay overcome his challenges puts my problems into perspective.

      I find that the only challenges I have to overcome are generally those I put there for myself. Clay teaches me that I can learn to face my challenges head on and beat them.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

  21. Elizabeth says:

    We see this often in these cases. Someone is born with limitations that seem insurmountable, yet they succeed in defeating the obstacles and have such a positive attitude toward life. It just amazes me.

  22. It is a certainty this fellow will reach his goal of a qualifying fish and more..
    His focus resides on this attainment of his goals. Having overcome his physical limitations he sees himself as the equal of any other fisherman..

    What we can attain is purely limited only by the use of our imagination…

  23. Thanks Sean,

    A truly heartfelt video full of inspiration through the determination of someone that started life with less than an average man.

    It is a great reminder to be grateful for the simple things that so may of us take for granted and to bless those like Clay that can show us the true meaning of the power of will.

  24. Just showed this to my boys. Initially Mitchell said he felt said but when he saw what he was really achieving he thought he was a great man that was never going to give up.

    • He’s an insightful little boy! Sometimes YouTube really does it right – amidst all the crap there is on it – along comes some gems and this is one of them. Good lesson for us in our online ventures.

  25. I had shared the video on Clay Dyer on Facebook. I don’t think I had a YouTube account when I did this so have now added to my favourites.

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