Ever since I posted that Youtube video on the previous post showing the extraordinary life and living challenges with the ever awesome Sean Stephenson, I wanted to show more proof the need to be fully grateful and happy for what we do have.
In this world, there are many people who don’t have legs, or arms. Whether they are because of war and battles or because other unfortunate circumstances, or because they were born with that condition, some people somehow manage to change their own mindsets and life philosophy to build a strong inner core and be able to offer something of amazing value to the world. I guess my point with this post is to reframe our own situation in a better light. Practicing gratefulness is one of the best spiritual habits we can develop to make use happier and more at peace.
In quite possibly the most extreme case, we have Nick Vujicic. While we may believe that we are going through extreme pain adn suffering dealing with our own height issues, we should still be thankful that we have (or at least I hope we all have) our two legs, no matter how short they may be. At least we have legs to walk and run with.
I don’t think I can do justive to explain his life so I will just quote part of the Wikipedia article on his life.
“” Nicholas James Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is an Australian preacher and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally, as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life….Vujicic currently lives in California….On 12 February 2012, he married his fiancée Kanae Miyahara.””
Again, I post the first part of a short documentary done on Nick’s life and his unique challenges. Forgive me for any technical difficulties in uploading the video. I found the video off of Youtube from this link HERE.
Note: Again, I have nothing to gain from posting this video. Even though I don’t share his viewpoint or faith in God, it is important to be able to learn from his extremely positive attitude on life and be able to use that as a takeaway.
I liked this video and felt it was appropriate posting it here. Although Nick cites his belief in God a lot, we don’t have to hold the same belief system as him. I personally believe that we can only do as well as we are given power to.