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by SixFigureStart | June 17, 2009


Some days, the last thing I need is an "inspirational" tale of a blind, deaf quadriplegic who wrote his Ph.D. dissertation one letter at a time by wiggling his ears. But Sunday night, in a funk of worry about my finances, my future, the economy, and Iran, I ditched my work and instead made a dent in the sofa. I let myself get weepy over the story of Chris Gardner, a single father with ambition and fortitude who went broke and came out on top in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness.

Whether you tend towards sap or cynic (I do both), feel-good stories can help you beat the blues. I tracked down five classic YouTube clips, for a quick pick-me-up. Um, no—that’s just dust in my eye. [More]

--Posted by Sara Clemence,

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