My buddy and TBBC trainer extraordinaire Bill Powers was telling me about his high school reunion that he recently attended. Would you believe me if I told you Bill graduated high school 40 years ago? Well he did!
At the reunion he reconnected with a friend from his past who is now in a wheelchair. The reunion was so great that a group of the attendees decided to go to the beach the following day in an effort to keep the party going. Bill and some of the others had to carry their friend in his wheelchair from the boardwalk to the beach, almost the length of a full football field. Throughout the weekend Bill learned more about this friend and the terrible accident that left him paralyzed. What amazed Bill the most was that this guy had such a great attitude. In fact, his attitude was better than his other able bodied former classmates.
Let me tell you a couple of things you may not know about me. In 9th grade I was in the middle of a baseball game when suddenly I couldn’t walk off the field between innings. I was ultimately diagnosed with spondylolisthesis (a stress fracture in one of my vertebrae). Just recently I was diagnosed with lateral bone loss in my jaw, a genetic issue that I will have to manage for the rest of my life.
My point in telling you this is just a reminder that we all have problems. Sometimes these things can make us feel pretty alone or we could start feeling sorry for ourselves.
Perhaps you have health issues or other problems that are “holding you back.” While certain things can be very difficult, let’s all be thankful for the health and other things we do have and get busy living!
Make it a great day!