This is Duncan Lou. He’s an adorable Boxer who was born with severely deformed rear legs that had to be removed. He’s captured the hearts of millions on this regular day at the beach as he takes off without his wheelchair.
Meet Lizzie Velasquez the woman who has a rare incurable disease that prevents her from gaining weight. The doctors said she would never talk, walk or be self-sufficient.
You are different. And it is in your differences that you will find beauty.
Here is a woman who is incredibly kind, loving and successful. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and a vibrant glow about her that captivates her audience and makes people want to listen. She has defied the odds that doctors predicted for her at birth and has now grown into a woman who reaches out to thousands of people everyday by her books, conferences and videos. While those that have bullied and teased her may call her disease a curse, it may perhaps be a blessing in disguise. The struggles and difficulties that Lizzie has gone through have made her stronger than ever and she has shown resilience against when the world told her she couldn’t. Not only that, but instead of hiding in a room and pitying herself she chose to become a motivational speaker to inspire kids and people of all ages.
This is Lizzie today, living her dream as a motivational speaker and on a TedX stage showing woman and people everywhere that you can do anything you want to.
They are different. I’m not talking about their physical inabilities, I’m talking about resilience.
This isn’t a video so we can feel sorry or pity the physically disabled. In fact, I think we shouldn’t even call it physically disabled. These people are courageous everyday beings who are Physically Enabled to live life to the fullest no matter what hurtles life throws their way. I have immense respect for the individuals in this video and I hope that you too can see the beauty and courage they possess.
Envision a man with no arms and no legs but a passion to live life unrelentingly.
Nick Vujicic the man who created a concept of “life without limbs” was born different. And yet, beyond the surface what resonates with me is not that he appears different, but rather he acts differently. You can sense it in the way he speaks that he lives each day different from you and I. After overcoming many personal obstacles, he found purpose in being a motivational speaker and showing people that with the right attitude anything is achievable.
We all fall short of perfect but what counts at the end of the day is how you face each day, how you feel when you get out of bed, how you motivate yourself and how you keep going.