No Arms, No Legs? No Problem!!!
1) People watch people. Always. That includes you too.
My friend Pauline is truly positive and compassionate. She holds her head high with confidence as people stare at her everywhere she goes.
Her smile to a stranger communicates,“Yes, it is possible to carry on, and to be blessed, in spite of…(fill in your specific challenge), regardless of…(your personal obstacles), and you too, Friend, can rock your life, really you can.”
Hold your head high – you’re positive attitude impacts those around you. #freedomvan
2) Humor is disarming.
Using self-deprecating humor Pauline melts boundaries immediately by inviting others to relax in her presence.
Her humor is a mediator that bonds her to people by enabling them to see that she’s really just like them only missing some parts.
Gentle humor disarms insecurity and fear while encouraging meaningful connection. #freedomvan
3) Attitude is everything. Truly.
It’s encouraging to see the good attitudes of people in situations that are so far beyond anything that we’ve personally endured.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Every moment of every day we choose our attitude. #freedomvan
4) Gratitude comes first.
We can’t focus on two things at the exact same time. Find and be thankful for the small things, for the big things, for that which is on the horizon and yet to be seen.
Mindful gratitude and appreciation displaces self-pity and regret. #freedomvan