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Applause For The Champion

Updated on May 9, 2014

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!

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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

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Jackie Lynnley you have a sweet heart, nice words.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      What has always amazed me about handicapped that I have seen like this is their fearlessness in addition to the will to just do so much! Where does that spirit come from that makes them such brave heroic humans? Well we most know and it should make most of us ashamed at the little we show in thanks for being born perfectly formed for surely we deserved it no more than them. Beautiful tribute to some beautiful people. ^

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      skye2day how wonderful to read your comment and how lovely is God touching us by the Internet. He surely has no limits. It is not about us, it is about Him that lives in those that seek His Divine presences. In our weakness His power is manifested.

      We are sisters and we really know and feel it...amazing! Greg got your salutations and we will have you lift to God. Thanks sister! Be blessed!

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      lastheart, God Bless you dear sister. Truly this is one of the best writings I have read for weeks. It has substance and a message we all need to hear and be reminded of. The humble will be exalted and the exalted humbled, Amen.

      But for the grace of God go I. I love how you backed your works with the truth of Almighty God. Thank you for this awesome piece. I am grateful I was led here this day. Please do tell froggy I send warm wishes your ways.

      Nick is amazing. I have seen him on several occasions via Television. God turns all things for the good for those that love Him, Amen.

      I am so blessed. Hugs precious child of God. Keep em coming girl. My Love, Skye

      big vote shared and linked

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Bill thanks so much for stopping. I should have asked permission for linking your hub, but I jump from here to there and time seems so squeezed. You are a good person and I think you will not see wrong in it. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the message, Maria, and of course I agree completely. Thank you so much for sharing one of my works. I appreciate you greatly.

      blessings always


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Froggy213 and montecristo thanks for reading. We do have so much to be thankful!

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      Angel Caleb Santos 4 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Great hub. Keep up the good work. We need to learn to thank God for what we do have. God bless!

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Awesome hub! Blessings abound from God!