I am about to admit something, that I rarely admit in public. Being in a wheelchair is hard. As I get older staying upbeat and positive about my situation gets tougher. I wake up everyday and something new hurts. No matter what other positive thing happens in my life The chair is always there. Some days are worse than others. On a good day, I’ll barely think about it. On a bad day, it feels like a ball and chain. On bad days I have to remember one simple thing. I was put here for a reason.
I believe in God and I believe that God put me here in this chair for reasons I may never understand. That said, the chair gives me a perspective on life that not many get. I’ve never thought of myself as an inspiration. I believe there are many other people out there who are more worthy of that title; anyone serving in the Armed Forces, for example. However I also understand, that everything I say and do has a profound impact on the environment around me. I don’t think of myself as inspiring, but if my chair and the way I live helps you to improve your life in some way then I am honored to be a part of that.
We all have issues, your issues have made you the person you are today. Like it or not our issues mold us into the people we are. For a lot of us they make us better. If you’re reading this you may be struggling right now. I want to tell you, you can survive. You will make it through. When you do, you will have a story to tell. That story will profoundly affect someone struggling and you will change someone’s life.
I would love to see this blog become a community where people can talk and share and help others through what ever issues they may have.
We all have issues. They do not define us, but they make us who we are. They make us special and give us a perspective no one else has. You can inspire someone simply because of what you been through. The question is, are you willing to let your influence change someone else’s life for the better?