This post comes from a regular reader of this blog: Nancy McPhee works as an organizational consultant and lives on Galiano Island.
When someone sent me a youtube link with the subject “finish strong,” I did what has become second nature: I clicked. What I saw really shook me. I’d never heard of Nick Vujicic. After watching a clip of a talk he gave to a group of students, I googled for more. What I found humbled me.
It took me a bit to get past the religious references. Once I did, and truly listened to what this extraordinary young man was talking about, I realized how incredibly fortunate we are to be here. In whatever capacity, we are given the gift to step into our potential. I read recently “to be born here is to be chosen;” if that is true, then I have a responsibility to do my best. Just like Nick, we are here for a reason and do the best we can with what we have.
Nick says that we should not compare sufferings. Right, I thought: the reality is that I can’t compare any of me with anything else. I am me; you are you. You and I do the best we can. What is there to complain about?
[Or what shall we do when we’re done complaining? peter]
Click here to watch a “60 Minutes” segment.