Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Are You Disabled??

"If you can visualize doing something, you can do it- even if you have to adapt. We all have to endure challenging circumstances. If you choose not to overcome adversity, that's when you truly become disabled."

-- Amy Pudry

Amy Purdy knows adversity. She was 19 when she contracted bacterial meningitis. She almost lost her life. She won the fight for her life at the cost of her spleen, kidneys and legs. But she didn't just win the fight to live. She is ALIVE! She isn't a double amputee that sits still all day *longing* for the days of riding her snowboard. SHE DOES IT! She hasn't let what would be the BIGGEST obstacle- ever- stop her.
Check out the Jan/Feb issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers for an article on Amy.

It makes me stop. Too tired? Too much traffic? Too many temptations? Too hard? Not enough? Too much? Its not fair that...?


There are SO much bigger obstacles in life. At least I have my legs! Since I have my legs I should use them. It really makes me pause. I need to be more grateful for what I have. And I need to take care of my body to the best of my ability. I need to use what I have!

So yeah. Disability comes from the mind. I have crippled myself long enough. No more.

How about you??


Lori said...

Very true. How much do we take for granted? I know I take ALOT for granted.

It's funny that you post this as yesterday during my first jog in a while I found myself thinking that I'm lucky to be able to go for a jog. That thought made me push harder!