Friday, October 16, 2009

Are You Going to Finish Strong?

It is so easy to get caught up in the mediocre problems of life. In these times we find ourselves fighting over healthcare reform, unemployment, the deficit and we bicker and rant amongst each other harming feelings and the weight of overwhelming responsibility can make us want to give up.

As a disabled person with my own day to day challenges these feelings of hopelessness affect me as well. Lets face it, with a disability everything can be twice as hard but that isn’t always the truth. Sometimes, I have it easier. For example, I can sit in line at the grocery store and my feet will never grow tired. I can travel for miles in buildings such as offices and department stores and it is all with the push of a button.

This evening had been a evening of discouragement and the overwhelming weight of my responsibilities were crushing my spirit. Then out of the blue came a video from a friend that changed everything for me. (No I am not selling snake oil or get rich quick schemes.) But prepare for a change in perspective and then join me in replacing all those doubts and discouragements with one simple question; “Are YOU going to finish strong?”