Bethany Meilani Hamilton is the full name of a competitive surfer from the United States who survived a shark attack in 2003. Her left arm was bitten by a shark at the time, but when she returned, she was famous as a professional surfer.
Furthermore, her entire journey was documented in her 2004 autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.” In April 2011, a film based on her life was also released. She is currently making moves and has a new film called Unstoppable.
Most of her fans are inspired by her struggle to be successful individuals like her, and look at the 28 inspiring statements by this brave person.
“Heroism, sacrifice, dedication, devotion, toughness, heart, talent, and guts.”
Little girls are made of this.”
“Seek out things to be thankful for, and just search for the good in yourself!”
“Love God; love others; give your all in whatever you do, even if you fall short!”
“Being out there in God’s creation, the ocean, it’s like a gift He’s given us to appreciate.”
“Surfing is more than a way of life for me; it’s my passion, my love, and a part of who I am.”
“I guess I just like to challenge myself and push myself harder to achieve things I don’t think I can do, things other people don’t think I can do.”
It makes me uncomfortable.
“I test my own personal boundaries.”
“It is easy to go to the things of this world to solve our problems and overcome our barriers in life, but when we commit our lives to Christ, His compassion, mercy, peace, and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.”
8th of 28 Quotes by Bethany Hamilton
“It’s frightening to me to lose your everyday life of surfing and being creative on waves, loving the water.”
It was critical to try surfing again and get out there to see how it went.”
“When the shark severed my arm, it was Jesus who brought me peace.”
When I’m going through a difficult situation, I put my faith in Jesus.
I see all of the wonderful things that have resulted from my predicament.
I’m able to share my story with young girls who don’t have many role models, and I’m able to assist others cope with what they’ve been through.”
“At heart, I’m a surfer.”
In the 1970s, both of my parents relocated to Hawaii, where they met and became Christians.
Then they taught my two brothers and me how to love the Lord and surf!”
“Whatever your situation may be, set your mind to whatever you want to do and approach it with a positive attitude, and I believe you can succeed.”
You’re not going to get anywhere by sitting on your buttocks and moping.”
“I don’t think it matters if you’re the best surfer in the world.
I intend to be the best surfer I can be.
It’s not all about winning and competing.
It’s all about having fun and doing what you enjoy.”
“For our enjoyment, God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves.”
Surfing is simply my way of honoring Him.”
“I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe He gave me the determination and passion to keep surfing.”
You get back on the horse after falling off.
I had no choice but to go for it.”
“Having one arm may disadvantage me in competition, but I just work with the alterations I know I have to make, and I’m very used to it now.”
It is mostly determined by the wave conditions…
I only get half of the waves that everyone else gets, so mine better be good!”
16th of 28 Quotes by Bethany Hamilton
“I’m not sure how long I’ll compete, but I’ll always be surfing.”
I’m going to keep surfing till I’m old.”
“We all need that extra friend outside of our own family to chat about things we wouldn’t ordinarily talk about with our parents.”
“God will give us the strength to handle problems.”
You can attempt to accomplish it on your own, and you can sometimes pull it off, but in the end, it’s lot simpler with Him by our side.”
“One of the most difficult aspects of my life has been learning how to deal with others and their reactions to my life…
People staring at me, asking rude questions, dealing with the media, and other such things.”
“By no means am I a vegetarian; I eat fish.”
But the problem with shark finning is that they catch the shark, clip their fins, and then dump them back into the ocean, which is terrible in my opinion.
If you’re going to kill an animal, you should do so humanely and with the full animal.
I’m certainly not a fan.”
“I was privileged to grow up in a wonderful church.”
This is where I met several friends who have pushed me to pursue a strong Christian life.
My church is a location where I may make friends who will encourage me in my relationship with Christ.”
“I devoted my heart to Jesus Christ when I was about five, and it’s simply been a stronghold in my life ever since.”
Really, the shark attack and all of the hard times that my family and I went through gave us unity and perseverance to push through all of this weird stuff that we never expected to happen.”
“For example, I know I can surf with one arm, but competition surfing can be incredibly difficult, and sometimes you don’t do as well as you want to.”
It might be depressing at times.
But if I am frustrated, I simply focus on God.”
“Doing everything with one arm, being famous, and having a book and a movie is quite unusual.”
I’ve recovered quite well in terms of not having to worry about prior experiences.”
“I enjoy socializing with my pals, going on walks, and playing tennis.”
I also enjoy Bible studies and cooking.
Away from the ocean, I have a quite normal life.”
“I’m not interested in being famous.
But, when you consider all of the role models these little girls have, they don’t have someone to look up to.
I mean, it’s strange, but who would kids look up to if I just hid out and didn’t let myself be known?”
“I have a unique fitness routine.
I focus on balancing with my core and legs.
Then I try to read the ocean like any other surfer.
It’s constantly changing and moving, doing its own thing, so you have to figure out how it works and how to position yourself.”
28th Bethany Hamilton Quotes
“Aside from surfing, I enjoy tennis, volleyball, swimming, running hills, and doing high-intensity, high-interval workouts.”
Every day, I get up at 5 a.m.”
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