Yesterday I was watching the Sunday morning show that my husband loves to watch and now I can’t remember the name of…anyway, featured on the show was Nick Vujicic. Nick is a man that was born with no arms or legs and has strong faith in God. As I watched the interview with him and all that he has achieved for himself, I was inspired. I immediately downloaded his book Unstoppable onto my ipad.
What struck me is his positive nature and faith that God has a plan for him and aids him every step of the way. His spirit and attitude help me realize that each day is a blessing. I sometimes box myself in. When I have too much time in my own head, I can create a world of self doubt, pity, and depression. I know that if I don’t make a plan for myself each day, that I will fall into a couch potato lifestyle where I eat whatever I want and don’t care about what’s going on in the world around me. Why is that? I have a blessed live. I am so capable of so many things, yet I let the outside world and my head get me down sometimes.
I was laid off in November 2012. This is a position I have never been in. I always left companies on my own terms. I am usually the person they hire to come in and clean up bad situations or push change, and now I am the one being downsized. I have to tell you my first reaction was YAY!!! The time at the company I was with was very intense, stressful, and demanded so much of my time, I lost myself. I gained 15 lbs in a year. I stopped caring about how I looked or dressed, and I was starting to get negative inside, while putting up a positive front. That is not me! I think this was the best way for me to leave gracefully, and also bought me some time to take care of me. Hence the cleanse I am on to kick off 2013 with a more conscious and healthy mind. What a blessing to have the time to do this!
It is now 6 weeks since that change occurred. I job hunt each day. I go on interviews, and I am trying my best to find the right next step for me. I have had my highs and lows through this process, but then I see someone like Nick. Who has an unprecedented amount of faith and has achieved so much with what God has given him, I am inspired. It reminds me to stay strong in my belief that the universe or God, whatever you want to call it, will always respond to what you put out there. Every night, I am thankful for the blessings I have, and look forward to those to come. In an age of constant technical interruptions/distractions, it is refreshing to read a book and be moved by a person’s life. It reminds me to get from behind my computer/phone/ipad, and live.
What inspires you?