Best Line: "Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."
This speech is still the most moving speech in sports history.
Jimmy V was dying of bone cancer. He was awarded the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award for starting the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer research.
This speech will always stay with me for multiple reasons. But the one thing that I try to do every day is what Jimmy V tried to do.
He said, "To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
It is truly amazing that he passed away less than two months after this speech.
To be inspired today, I highly suggest listening to the entire speech.