Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Making the best out of what we have

Life deals us the cards and it's up to each one of us to do the best we can with what we are given. Whether it's our physical or mental abilities, special skills or talents, nothing is ever apportioned to us on an equal and fair basis. As life goes on, our circumstances keep on changing and it's up to us to actively continue to adjusting and dealing with our fluctuating day-to-day situations and the challenges they present. Faced with them, we can either despair, stop fighting or start seeing the potential left for us and use it to transform it into something good and uplifting.

I'm reminded of this every moment I think of a friend who, last spring, became quadriplegic. There sure are things left for him to do that can be transformative and highly beneficial for his own sake and for his environment. His assets may appear significantly diminished but, somewhere, there probably is a way to magnify and leverage them. From a visual standpoint it's like looking at a variety of glass sizes and visualize them full. That should be our pursuit in life, so no matter our current stage, there's always a way to fill the container given to us to the rim...

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