Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Have you seen Nick??

Nick Vujicic is from Australia. He's a christian motivational speaker. He leads an exemplary life. He was born with no arms and no legs. He's really quite amazing. My hubby, Persimmon, sent me this link a little while ago...

http://www.maniacworld.com/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.html
It's a one minute clip with an inspiring message. Just watch it. Do it NOW.

There are a few YouTube videos of him out there as well. I can't figure out how to embed a video here. I tried, but I'm just not that savvy yet. So here's a link to one that is especially good. Nick bears testimony of Christ and of living life to the fullest in the last half. This clip is about 9 minutes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtweZxNGk1Y

And here's a link to his website...
http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/

I love to see people who, despite their circumstances rise to the challenge and the greatness that is within them. Nick was born with unique challenges, but really we all are. We can look at Nick and say, "Wow, I'm glad that's not me..." or "That would be sooo hard." BUT, everyone carries burdens visible or not. Everyone has trials, everyone has the opportunity to hide from their life, to become overwhelmed by limitations, to sink or to swim. Joy comes when we find a way to embrace life with all it's challenges, and to live not only for ourselves but for others.

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