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People That Will Put Life Into Perspective

Below is one of the most inspiring and motivational people I have ever seen. And he is always talking about what he can do instead of what he can not do. He has that positive attitude that downplays what is wrong and shows the world that yes he can. He is one that has motivated and inspired me to fight as hard as I can..and to try to keep the happy positive attitude I do.

He has walked the walk..he does not just talk the talk and he has shown by his life that he is a Survivor.  His words ring true not hollow because he knows and has been through things most of us never have to experience. This is where attitude of gratitude comes in. See why I say..I am grateful for my legs even though they are not working well and have such pain..because many have none…and look what he did with no legs. That is what inspiring and motivational is…he makes me want to keep going because if he can so can I.

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Ben Underwood was the boy who taught himself to see with his ears. Can you imagine and he went just about anywhere he wanted and did what he wanted and people seldom knew he was blind. That is a survivor and so motivating and inspiring. He can roller skate between objects without touching them. And he smiles all the time and was always so happy. He died of cancer at the age of 16 and yet during his short life he lived more than most people do because he felt at home in his environment and knew how to move around.  I am chronically ill and yet I hear people who are chronically ill compare themselves to people with cancer and even say it is worse than someone with cancer. You all know what I live with and I would never presume to say such a thing. That is horrendous and very self serving and wallowing in chronic illness to me. This young man is inspiring and he walked a life of gratitude in spite of his disabilities.

Patrick Henry Hughes is another marvelous motivational and inspiring person. He was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs. This made him unable to walk. Add to that,  two steel rods were surgically attached to Patrick’s spine to correct scoliosis. And yet he has excelled as a musician and a student and singer.

“Despite circumstances, Patrick has overcome these physical issues to excel as a musician and student. Patrick started playing the piano at the age of only nine months, and also plays the trumpet and sings. He even participates in the University of Louisville School of Music Marching and Pep Bands with help from his father (Patrick John Hughes), who tirelessly maneuvers his wheel chair through the formations with the other 220+ members of the
Cardinal Marching Band. ”

Survivors look for ways to do it instead of finding ways to stay sick. They look for solutions and not sit and stare at the problem. That is what makes them survivors and you know a survivor when you hear one because their words ring true to you. They do not sound false or lacking in having walked the walk. They are not just words but are victories in words.

Another Survivor and inspiring/motivational person is Nanno Parrado, a survivor from the Andes Crash. He said he decided he was going to die..but he was going to die TRYING. Survivors always look for a way out, look forward and look for solutions to problems. He lost family members and yet he still keeps on fighting to be a survivor in his life.

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Another inspiring/motivational person is Jessica Cox, who was born with no arms and yet she learned how to fly a plane. She has survivor instincts and she does not just lay back and use no arms as a reason to not do. She even plays the piano with her feet. She moved beyond her limitations to excel and when she tells you that you can do it….you know you can because she has done it.

” she was born with this rare congenital disease, but also with a great spirit. The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet. Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do. She has a no-restrictions driving license, she flies planes and she can type 25 words a minute.”

Another is Sean Swarner. “Sean isn’t just a cancer survivor; he is truly a medical marvel. He is the only person in the world ever to have been diagnosed with both Hodgkin’s disease and Askin’s sarcoma. He was diagnosed in the fourth and final stage of Hodgkin’s disease at the age of thirteen, when doctors expected him to live for no more than three months. He overcame his illness only to be stricken a second time when a deadly golf ball-sized tumor attacked his right lung. After removal of the Askin’s tumor, Sean was expected to live for less than two weeks. A decade later and with only partial use of his lungs, Sean became famous for being the first cancer survivor to climb Mount Everest.”  Talk about being a Survivor. He does not use his illness but rather moves beyond it to do things that he is told he can not do. He says we can live without many things but we can not go 60 seconds without hope….AMEN to that. Hope is what keeps us going.

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One of the things I notice about these people is that they did not dwell on what was wrong with them. They just focused on living and doing the best they could. They did not set out to be inspiring but how they lived their lives made them inspiring. How they dealt with the hardships they had is what made them inspiring.  Life is hard and when someone who has it harder than most people succeeds in being happy and in doing things in life, then they inspire others to do so. And when you consider that 25 million people in this country alone have auto immune disorders and battle every day…these people above are certainly heroic and motivating. And they help me keep myself in perspective and help me to see that it certainly could be a lot worse and that my attitude and my ability to adapt and be happy in spite of has kept me going.




May 8, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , ,

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