At the outset, I thank you, YouTube, for your existence, availability and accessibility. Thanks to the uploader of the videos here embedded in my blog post. (Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended.) And many thanks for Nick Vujicic, the subject of and inspiration behind this blog post of mine today.
Watching his video made me watch more of his and know more about him. That's why, as I write this blog post, I did a little research about Nick. I visited Wikipedia and learned something more about him. Born in Australia, Nick is 30 years old, of Serbian descent or ancestry. Though he was born with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of four limbs (known as tetra-amelia syndrome), Nick is incredibly smart, gifted and/or talented. I consider him incredible and remarkable. As I figure out, he is full of hope and loves life. He's truly such an inspiration. Despite his physical limitations or disability, he finished college with a degree in accountancy and financial planning. He has become a motivational speaker, having traveled to places around the world speaking to varied students/people young and old. He has authored books like Life without Limits, and Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, and appeared in a documentary movie about his life, and an award winner short film The Butterfly Circus. He has a full DVD, No Arms, No Legs, No Worries! He and his wife and their baby son live in California.
Love life. Have Faith and Hope. Accept yourself for who you are, with or without physical limitations or disability. Impairment or disability is not a hindrance to success. Believe in yourself. Believe in the power of Faith in God. Make a difference. Share what you have---heart and mind, knowledge, talents and skills, treasures, time---to others. These are some of the things I learned from this "determined man" today.
Hopefully you've learned something, too, and been touched and inspired by this incredible man who overcame adversities, has accepted himself for who he is and never gave up hope, believes in the power of Faith, worked his way up, and succeeded, and continues to love Life. To you, Nick, I wish you all the best.
Well, my dear folks and friends, this is all for now. Thanks for your time. Until next time around. Take care and have a nice day, everyone! As always, I pray, "May God bless us and keep us safe from harm always!"-chris a. quilpa, 11 June 2013