Many people have lists of things to do in the New Year, or before you die. Well, I want to encourage you to add this book to your list. Life without Limits by Nick Vujicic.
I have to warn you – you will need a box of tissues.
This man is an inspiration to many and to me.
You see he was born with No arms and No legs. All that he had was a stump of a foot. (Later the one toe was separated into two toes. )
He could have given up on life and no one would have blamed him.
He learnt to push past every obstacle in life.
He is not useless. He is not a vegetable. He has a purpose.
He learnt to push himself up from the floor. He learnt what every other child in school learnt…just in different ways.
He never gave up.
He learnt to swim and to surf.
At 21 years old he graduated with a double major at Griffith University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Planning and Accounting.
He pushed past all the odds stacked up against him. He was jeered and mocked… the brunt of jokes.
He has travelled around the world inspiring others. He tells similar things to what I have always told my friends: Believe in yourself. Value yourself. Rise above your problems. Never give up. Refuse to dwell on negative thoughts. Don’t allow self-destructive behaviour in your life. Don’t give in to self pity, be grateful. Focus on the positive.
You have a purpose. Be grateful for what you have….for many live on garbage dumps, eat out of garbage bins. Struggling to keep warm and have something to eat. Be grateful for what you do have, and learn to share with those who don’t…there are many organisations that need support.
His hearts desire came true – he got married.