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Attitude Check

Young Woman Standing Over a Car Engine Bay Checking An Oil DipstickWhen everything seems to be going wrong that can go wrong, it is easy to start grumbling.

We criticize and complain about this and that, finding fault with our past or anybody or anything in the present that we think may be contributing to our difficulties. 

And we ask, why me? What did I do to deserve this? Why does life have to be so hard?

Last Sunday morning I watched a program that  highlighted a remarkable person. Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs, but he was not sad, depressed, disheartened nor discouraged. Instead what I saw was a confident adult who was comfortable with himself.

He had an enthusiasm for life that was infectious. Happiness and contentment radiated from his face. 

Nick has authored several books, keeps an exhausting worldwide speaking schedule, swims and even plays golf.  He has a beautiful wife and active young son. 

I may have had difficult times in my life, but I had the use of arms and legs to work with. 

Grumbling, blaming and complaining can quickly become a habit. It is easier to be a victim and find reasons why we should be excused from the rough and tumble demands or unfairness of life.

But oh what we miss when we do.

Life is too short and so full of opportunities and possibilities.  I do not want to let a negative attitude keep me from discovering any of them. 

Disheartened?  Discouraged?  Check out Nick Vujicic’s website, www.lifewithoutlimbs.com. You will find it difficult to stay depressed.

Marlene Anderson

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