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#244: Finding Happiness Among Obstacles

Sunday, February 28, 2010

In a response to yesterday's blog, "Fulfilling Our Potential," TEDYBEAR2838, introduced me to a man who was born with no arms and no legs but who is an overcomer.

If you can watch this video without crying at this young man's positive can-do attitude, you are a stronger person than I am: www.youtube.com/watch?v=

This link shows how he cares for himself doing everyday tasks such as grooming and using a computer. His story will fascinate and inspire and make us believe we truly can find happiness among obstacles: www.youtube.com/watch?v=

The official Nick Vujicic web site: www.lifewithoutlimbs.org

Nick says we may fail but "it's not the end. It matters how you are going to finish. Are you going to finish strong?"

Yes, we will have days where we fail at our weight loss and exercise programs. We will even have days we fail as a person. But it's not the end. We must stand upright and forge forward toward one more positive day.

It is our reaction to a failure that will make us strong and determine whether we will emerge as the champions we all can be.

If a man without limbs can overcome his trials, what do we need to fear? With God's blessings and our own self-determination, we can succeed.

Believe it!
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    4016 days ago
    Wow! This was just what I needed today Lou! I was feeling a little sorry for myself. What an inspiration. The way you finish is the most important thing! Thank you for sharing! It helped put life in perspective today! We are all so blessed!
    4017 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2010 8:24:56 PM
    I've seen him on TV in various interviews and at different meetings. What an inspiration!
    4017 days ago
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    Things like this always put one's life in better perspective. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    4018 days ago
    What an incredible man he is. Thanks for sharing this with us. Certainly does make a person think; we CAN overcome our obstacles.
    4018 days ago
    I watched about 4 of the you tube entries. All I can say is......WOW! He is incredible. Praise God for using him to help others see how incredible they are.

    Thanks for sharing, Lou.

    4018 days ago
    Dear Lou...For once...I am speechless. Words CANNOT begin to describe the way this young man touched me! This has got to be the very best blog I have EVER SEEN!! Oh, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for passing it on. I plan to do the same. Wow. That is all I can say. Your friend, Lori
    4019 days ago
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    Thank you, Lou. I had forgotten about him.
    4019 days ago
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    Thanks be to God that each day is a new day and yesterday's failures don't have to follow us to our tomorrows... yesterday was a bad food day for me, today has been better... tomorrow can be better still. This is the first time in 2 months that I have had what I would consider a bad day so those aren't bad statistics... On a happy note I did pass the 20 pound weight loss mark today and yesterday was my 2 month Sparkiversay... both positive things! This is new for me, looking at the positive aspects when I have a less than stellar day... I think I like it emoticon
    4019 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Amen, Lou, I certainly believe we can do this! emoticon

    With God's help, a little elbow grease and we'll get the job done.

    Nick is an excellent speaker. He spoke at our church about 2 yrs ago. You could have heard a pin drop.

    4019 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/28/2010 2:52:01 PM
    Amen! We have no obstacles like so many other people have!
    4019 days ago
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