Sunday, 2 September 2012

Dream a Little Dream...

I am sitting here on a beautiful September afternoon, gazing out the window, and thinking about possibilities. To me, anything is possible, and I believe that even more so after watching bits and pieces of the Paralympics. Now I find myself thinking, "if they can do that, why can't I do it too"? Archery, soccer, fencing, the activities that I thought were impossible, don't seem so out of reach, watching them.

My favorite quote and something that I live by came from Audrey Hepburn, which states, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible". And another comes from C. S. Lewis, "We are what we believe we are". In fact, I have a lot of favorite quotes which I try to live by. Most of them come from Dr. Seuss, I know that sounds weird but there are a lot that should not be overlooked! Quotes like: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out" or "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened", "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... Get on your way!" and "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose". They all speak the same common message, that I am me and I shouldn't want to change, and that nothing is impossible if you give it your best shot. Now imagine what would happen if everyone had this attitude!

If positivity replaced negativity, if I can replaced I can't and if possible replaced impossible this world would be happier all together! Now I realize I'm being slightly "feather headed", but just remember, happiness is contagious, so if you start it eventually, there will be an epidemic! So I challenge you to live by this quote, "No excuses, no limits"! Give it a try!    

1 comment:

  1. Hi Grace,
    Now, THAT is the way to think! I love your Dr. Suess quotes, they are splendid and so inspiring. There's a reason that millions and millions of Dr. Suess books were sold ... the messages are positive and uplifting.
    You, girl, are boldly and fearfully made, in the image of your Creator, who has gifted you with so many, many wonderful things. Disability? Know what my definition of disability is? Being 'able' to do many things and doing nothing. Now that is a tragedy. It's true that life is short, but it's also wide, and you are always pushing right to the edge to see just how wide it is. And that is the greatest ability of all.

    Thank you for an inspiring and wonderful blog; I hope many read it and ponder the truth of it!