We have four but he has NONE.

Posted by M ws On Friday, July 1, 2011 0 comments
Are you happy with what you have, who you are, who you married or what you do?

Happiness is a state of mind. For some, it takes a lot to make them happy whilst for others, even a smile, a phone call, an email or jottings on a FB wall can make them happy.

If you are feeling the blues today, here's something to perk you up for the weekend. Let me tell you about Nick Vujicic.

According to Wikipedia:

Nicholas James Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is a preacher and motivational speaker – born with Tetra-amelia, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs.

He struggled as a child, eventually came to terms with his disability and started his own non-profit organization Life Without Limbs – at age seventeen. He is widely known as a motivational speaker, giving talks wordwide on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life.

The eldest child of a Serbian family,[2] Vujicic (pronounced 'Vooy-cheech') was born in Brisbane, Australia.[3] He was limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, as well as legless. His feet were toeless except for two toes on one foot. Initially, his parents were devastated, though Vujicic was otherwise healthy.

Originally prohibited by Victoria state law from attending a mainstream school because of his physical disability, even though he was not mentally impaired, Vujicic became one of the first disabled students integrated into a mainstream school, once the laws changed.[4]

Bullied at school, Vujicic grew depressed and by the age of 8, contemplated suicide. At age 10, he tried to drown himself in 6 inches of water, but did not go through with it out of love for his parents.[5] After praying to grow arms and legs, Vujicic eventually realized that his accomplishments could inspire others – and became grateful for his life.[6] A key turning point came when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability. Vujicic realized he wasn't unique in his struggles[7] and began to embrace and transcend his disability.

He began to master the daily tasks of life. He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot with a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method. He learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get himself a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave.

In grade seven he was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council on fund-raising events for local charities and disability campaigns. When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group,[8] and eventually started his non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs.

In 2005 Vujicic was nominated for the "Young Australian of the Year" Award.

Vujicic currently lives in California.

Watch this video and be awed by Nick's enthusiasm and zest for life!


Nick's fan page is AT THIS LINK.

Take care and have a lovely Friday evening!

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