First of all, it’s kind of cool to start being thought of in that way. When people see me, they respect me for all I have been through. I have my disability and I’m happy for that.
But I don’t want to be respected. (After I said it, I thought about it and wish to renege that.) I want to give hope and encouragement to all of those people who may be effected by a heart attack, kidney failure, loss of a friend, cancer, stroke…or anything else. You can live life as you choose: with regret and pity…or with happiness for each day you have. It is your choice.
- You can choose to be happy with your disability
- You can choose to live life to the fullest with your disability
- You can choose to be happy for each day you have with your disability
I will tell you my secret: you can choose whatever you want! My choice is to be happy. Some people I know have LOTS of THINGS…and I don’t begrudge them; I am HAPPY for them; good for you! It’s not WHAT you have. It’s this: are you happy?
A while back (9 years ago), I had lot of THINGS. But when they were all gone, it didn’t matter. Everyday that I wake up to see my beautiful wife, I feel blessed. I have nothing to complain about…I am truly the happiest man on earth.