Friday, March 26, 2010

Measure What Matters!

There are a lot of courageous people in Australia and all over the world that have treated disability as an opportunity! And it is an opportunity, an opportunity for new things, for new memories, for new experiences, new challenges and new achievements.

I would like to make particular reference to one extraordinary individual who has proved that anything is possible: Nick Vujicic. Nick was born in Melbourne without arms or legs and without any medical explanation as to why this was.
In his story Nick said:

"Having had an uneventful pregnancy and no family history to expect this condition, imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first born, brand new baby boy, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal."

Although Nick experienced the many challenges that come with his disability, he overcame this with a remarkable ability to do all the things that he wanted to, and more. In fact, Nick was nominated to receive the 'Young Australian of the Year' award in 2005 and has made more accomplishments then what are typical of a person twice his age.
Nick puts his accomplishments and victory over his struggles down to the people that have supported him:
"According to Nick the victory over his struggles throughout his journey, as well as the strength and passion he has for life can be credited to his faith, his family, his friends and the many people he's encountered during his life who have encouraged him along the way."

The most important thing that can be taken from his story is that our own heart and the heart of others are the tools to help us overcome our challenges, they are what makes us remarkable and unique.

One should never measure oneself according to how tall we stand, how much money we have, our possessions or how intelligent we are. The best way to measure ones self and ones ability is by measuring what exists within the heart.
Check out his story:

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