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Attitude is Altitude-Inspiring Story

05/19/2010

I have decided to start a weekly inspirational story series . We are blessed with plenty but often complain that we do not have enough. Stories like this bring a warm tear to our eyes and remind us gently that god has blessed us with abundance . The human life is the greatest gift of all .God is to be found in the warmth of human smiles , in the hope that is ever present in human hearts and in the genuine loving caring outlook all of us can share.

“Manav Seva hi Madhav Seva hai “– goes the saying . Find god in your service to humanity.

What follows is the inspiring story of Nick Vujicic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicic

Early life

The first-born child of a Serbian family, Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne Australia with the rare Tetra Amelia  disorder: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and legless but with two small feet, one of which has two toes. Initially, his parents were devastated. Vujicic was otherwise healthy.

Growing up

His life was filled with difficulties and hardships. One was being prohibited by Victoria state law from attending a normal school because of his physical disability  even though he was not mentally impaired . During his schooling, the laws were changed, and Vujicic was one of the first disabled students to be integrated into a normal school He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot, and a special device that slid onto his big toe which he uses to grip. He also learned to use a computer and type using the “heel and toe” method (as demonstrated in his speeches), throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone, shave and get himself a glass of water (also demonstrated in speeches).

Epiphany

Being bullied at his school, Vujicic grew extremely depressed, and by the age of 8, started contemplating suicide.After begging God to  grow arms and legs, Nick eventually began to realize that his accomplishments were inspirational to many, and began to thank God for being alive. A key turning point in his life was when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability. This led him to realize he wasn’t the only one with major struggles.When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group, and eventually started his non profit organization Life Without Limbs.

The man himself …..Wow what an video.

I am pretty sure most of us do not have even 1% of the worries that this man would have and he genuinely seems to be happy and having a whale of time. I would say he has found God .

“Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you”

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go”

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