Before I begin, I want to say that my blog raised about $150 for the American Heart Association. Not much, but every little bit helps.
Now on to my rant. LOL
I know people that have overcome obstacles in their lives that some people couldn’t fathom.
I know people who have become paralyzed, people who have lost limbs, and people who have overcome cancer.
These individuals, that I know personally, do not let their disabilities disable their lives. They have more than hope. They have the will to get up off their ass, stop feeling sorry for themselves and live life to the fullest.
Let me tell you about a girl who was repeatedly raped and tormented by her own father. She even got pregnant by her father when she was in her teens. She was a poor African-American girl who didn’t let the past equate her future. I’ll tell you her name…Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey was that little girl and she did not let her past equal her future.
The past does not equal the future.
I’m always one to teach. I’m not a teacher by any means. But if you want to know how to do something that I know how to do, I’ll teach you. I teach my son. I teach him everything I know and teach him to learn everything his heart wants to discover. I teach him humility, kindness, and I teach him that he has the power to overcome anything. For years, he wouldn’t say the word “can’t” because I told him he can “try.”
Again, your past does not equal the future.
When you are stuck in despair change your state of thinking. It may be easier said than done, but if Oprah can get our of her hell…you can too.