Just when you think you have it tough and you have trouble finding a smile, Nick Vujicic reminds us that there is so much to be thankful for and so many reasons to smile – and he reminds us life is so much more than what we may see in the mirror.
In the fitness business, we often focus on our physique and all of our imperfections. As we sculpt muscle, burn fat and try to look our best, this man was just trying to figure out a reason to live. His body, clearly imperfect. His mind, unsure he could even be of any use at all. Then he realized God had a plan for his life and planned on using him just the way he was. The more broken his body, the more powerful his testimony.
While having a fit strong body is fantastic, just remember there is so much more to life than the way we look. Nick may have life without limbs, but he’s learned life without limits.
Listen to what he has to say to these kids. So incredibly cool.
“An ignored life is like an ignored yard – it can quickly grow out of control.”
Many people spend more time maintaining their yard than they do maintaining their lives. When I first moved to Vero Beach, I was amazed by the manicured yards filled with a blanket of 4-inch thick grass, lush shrubbery, and vibrant flowers. This was very different than the yards I ever had in Tallahassee, but they still had to be maintained too.
An ignored life is like an ignored yard – it can quickly grow out of control if you let it. Keeping life under control requires constant work.
Here is a maintenance list for a well-manicured life:
1. Maintain life’s lawn. Think of the lawn as our foundation, or our home. Just as our lawn provides a safe place to play, our life requires a safe, healthy place too. The same way we look for ant hills and harmful objects, we too should constantly be looking for harmful things that enter our life’s lawn and remove them.
2. Trim life’s hedges. Sometimes we need a little shaping up. When we are healthy, our muscles are more pronounced and shapely, but as we let ourselves go we lose our original shape. This applies to our spiritual lives as well. The things that once defined us can quickly become lost or overgrown if it’s not maintained. Read the rest of this entry