ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Nick Vujicic, Living Life With Purpose:An Inspirational HubNugget

Updated on April 3, 2015
Source

A Hush Fell Across the Room...

The students were squirming, chatting, and trying to figure out how to text without being spotted. They were waiting for the little film clip to begin. You could tell by their faces that they thought it was going to be one more run of the mill boring clip.

The lights went down and the clip began. Sudden there was not a sound to be heard. Every eye was plastered to the screen. Every ear was attuned to what was being said. All during this clip not a child moved a muscle, took their eyes off the screen or spoke one word. When the lights came back on, still they sat there silently. As we looked around we noticed a couple of the students wiping what looked like tears from their face.

What had caused this phenomenon? None of us had ever seen these kids react in quite this way. Who was this man who could move teens this way? This was the amazing inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic. How did we come to know about him? There was a wonderful young man we had speaking to the students about bullying and doing what's right, the founder and director of Epic, Rashad Jones. You can read all about this wonderful organization at epicbeast.com.

If jaded teens could be so moved and inspired by this organization and Nick Vujicic it should really touch those of us who look for inspiration.


KoffeeKlatch Gals
KoffeeKlatch Gals

Childhood

On November 4, 1982 a baby with no arms or legs, except for a tiny little foot with two toes, was born to a young couple in Brisbane, Australia. There was no warning, medical or heredity wise of what was to come. Imagine the shock of a new mother and father when their first born is born with no appendages. The parents of this special boy soon put aside their shock and set about doing everything they could to help make Nick Vujicic the independent man that he is today.

As Nick passed through school he was bullied and belittled so much that he contemplated suicide at the age of 8. At the grand old age of 10 he attempted to kill himself by drowning. The turning point of his life came a few years later when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man that was dealing with a severe disability. It was then that he realized that he was not alone. He realized he was not the only person in the world who had to learn to live with a disability.

He began to master the daily task of living. He learned how to write with his two toes, brush his teeth, how to swim, shave, throw a ball. and so many other things that we all take for granted. He became a leader at his high school. After graduating from college with two majors, one in accountancy and one in financial planning he became a motivational speaker focusing on teen issues.

This incredible man has been taking the world by storm - telling his story and inspiring people of all ages. If he can do all that he can do then certainly those of us with two arms and two legs should be able to move the world.


This is the video that so moved the students.

KoffeeKlatch Gals
KoffeeKlatch Gals

Inspiration

As writers we sometimes question what we are doing. We may wonder if there is anyone out there who is reading what we write and what they think of it. Here at Hubpages we feel that extending encouragement and inspiration is something that is needed every day. New writers are especially sensitive about their writing. Anytime we can encourage someone to keep going and keep trying we consider it a job well done.

Hubnuggets are our way of letting our new writers know that we are behind them, ready to help them, and telling them that they are doing a great job.

Written by Tyrone Wells, produced by Jon Phelps, video directed by Matt Koppin, produced by Attitude is Attitude, and sung by Nick Vujicic.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • 2besure profile image

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This is an amazing story about a young many who triumphed in spite of adversity. He is handsome too! When I start to feel sorry for myself, I will remember this man and shake it off! Thanks for share this great hub! Will post of FB

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      PegCole17, Nick Vujicic is a wonderful person. Just think what it would be like if everyone had his drive and point of view.

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Your presentation of Nick Vujicic is absolutely inspiring and teaches us so much. I was moved and thankful that the audience received his message with such respect and awe. Thanks for sharing his story.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      vespawoolf, I found his story inspirational and wanted to share with others. Thank you.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Somehow I missed this HubNugget, but you wrote a beautiful introduction and the video is so meaningful. It's amazing how someone can turn a disadvantage into an inspiration for others. Now I've joined the crying children!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Hi Enelle, I know how it goes. Sometimes we feel as though we are running in circles.

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 

      6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Another amazing hub Gals! (I did manage to vote, but didn't have the time to comment.) An excellent choice for a HubNugget roundup!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jake, congratulations. Keep on writing.

      urmilashukla23, he is an unbelievably inspirational speaker. Thanks for reading.

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Oh wow, it was such a surprise and honour just to be nominated let alone win.

      Thank you all so much who voted, it really is a morale booster as well as encouragement to continue writing.

      Again, thanks!

      ~ Jake

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Wow, I really do hope so

    • urmilashukla23 profile image

      Urmila 

      6 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      I am glad that I read this hub otherwise I would not have known about the wonderful personality of Nick. KoffeeKlatch Gals, thanks for introducing him to us. Great job!

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      It will definitely be an honour if I do.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jake, who know's . You may even see him there.

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I too am going to the paralympics. I'm going to watch the semi-final of wheelchair basketball. I'm sure Nick will be in my mind the whole time.

      Great respect to him

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      travel man1971, he is a great inspiration.

      Patty, I have been involved with Special Olympics for years. I have the highest respect for all of our Special and Para out there.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      This is a good Hub to see, since we are going012 Paralympics in London on August 29. One of the top archers has no arms! And of course, Oscar Pistorius still has no human legs, but runs like the wind.

      Rated Up.

    • travel_man1971 profile image

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Congrats to all nominees. Nick Vujicic is an inspiration on this generation. In fact, I've written a tribute about him since my first year of hubbing.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      quildon, He is an amazing person.

    • quildon profile image

      Angela Joseph 

      6 years ago from Florida

      This is such a great hub. Every able-bodied person should read this. Voted up and awesome.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Jake, He's a truly great person.

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Wow, and such a beautiful hub too... I really do look up to Nick

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      KevinC9998, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      prettydarkhorse, thanks for reading.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      6 years ago from US

      very useful and well informed hubs, well written~!!!

    • KevinC9998 profile image

      KevinC9998 

      6 years ago

      Possible one of the best hubs ever posted on Hubpages. Thank you for making us stop and think. Voted up and Beautiful, Awesome, etc. Kevin

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Mhatter99, you're welcome.

      ripplemaker, there's just something about him that makes you feel you can go out and do anything.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      RedElf, he is an inspire young man.

      Simone, I'm so glad I came across him.

      Congratulations to all the nominess.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      JakeFrost, I sent her an email also. It will all be taken care of soon

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I love Nick! Gal, thank you for featuring him. And congratulations to all the nominees! Read and voted... :D

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this.

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Heya JakeFrost- check your email; I've sent you a response. LOVE this Hub, KoffeeKlatch Gals! Quite inspirational. I've cast my votes; now I'm looking forward to discovering the winners!

    • RedElf profile image

      RedElf 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Well done, Gal! This is a truly inspirational hub - Nick is an amazing young man. I love the videos and the quotes. ...and we have some fine nominees, as well! Thanks for a super job!

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Okay, thank you Koffee. I have sent her an email and hope it can be changed. That dreadful spelling mistake is just screaming at me.

      Once again thank you for the nomination.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      JakeFrost, If it is Simone is the one to do it. Good luck

    • JakeFrost profile image

      Jake Frost 

      6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Wow, I really am honoured to have been nominated. I changed the summary to my Hub to make it more suitable, is it possible to change that on here?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)