Applause For The Champion
The above picture was one of those shares from Facebook, with the words I used as the title. Did it impact me? Yes, definitely, that is why I am writing this hub.
There are people out there with vision, and some prefer to be existentially blind. The photo did not necessarily impact me because of the physical condition of the boy. The real impact I received from it was the fact of the number of people that don't even try to do 'something' by any means.
An applause, a crown, an honor, or our help is the least we can do for this boy, that shows to be a life champion. Who ever this boy is, whoever shared the photo; I know will make some lazy person stand up. I know that it will make a moaner give thanks.
To live is to be in a continual battle. To be victorious is to end in victory over daily struggles. These battles are mainly with our own self. We get frustrate, we get anxious, we get angry, disappointed ... many negative feelings that are capable of stealing our common sense, values and peace. Only we do it to ourselves, no one else. We are the controllers of our decisions.
Nicholas James Vujicic...a man of great will
It is not easy
Nobody said life is easy. Nobody said that happiness relies on our 'status quo'. Our environment shouldn't be the source of our motivation. We the people need to learn about the way others with disadvantaged situations are able to do more than we do. We need to understand that motivation is internal and not external.
Look at the Australian Nick Vujicic, a hero for many children, youth and adults. Born without legs and arms, he has triumphed against all odds. Comparison is like a double blade with a negative and a positive side. If you compare yourself to feel less, or wanting to compete because of jealousy; all you will get is a negative experience. On the other hand, if the comparison with others is to get the best out from you; compare yourself. Do what you can do with happiness, love and true positive motivation. Happiness is not necessarily a happy face. Proverbs 14:13 says: "Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief."
NICK VUJICIC - No arms, No legs, No worries!
Win life's battles daily, read victorious stories
Examples from Australia (Nicky), Vietnam (Le Thi Tham), Iowa (Taylor and Danielle), you and me.
Away for a while
Strong and courageous
Anger consumes the potential of being happy. An unhappy person is like a walking dead individual. These kind of people are able to suck the ability of others to enjoy life. We need to be strong and courageous like the Lord says in Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Welfare, future and hope
I have friends that without seeing me will know when I am battling. They know that what I do is to stay away for a while, charging my inner batteries. The materialistic surroundings tend to affect our spiritual wealth, but it must be defeated because the purpose of our existence is the one in Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."
The moment I knew this was the moment I declared victory among any battle.
Think about the many people that really live in struggles. Dare to compare to get the best for yourself.. Be grateful with what you have and for your own good I recommend to start practicing with the help of the Holy Spirit the words in Ephesians 4:32
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
My advice to us all: Stop putting faults; escape from the malicious feeling of oppression and start being productive.
Blessings to all!
© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
Negativism is like smoke. Get advices to know H.O.W. ?
- Negative People Bore Me To Tears: A Moment With Bill Reflection
Do you see life through rose-colored glasses, or do you only see the darkness that is around you? Perhaps the problem is not your eyes but rather your attitude?
© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill
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