No arms no legs no worries
We take it all for granted. To get up in the morning, take a quick shower, make a breakfast and go to work. But what if you’re born without legs and without arms?
Nick Vujicic doesn’t make a problem of it. He has got just a “little drumstick” for foot, like he says himself, because his dog sometimes mistakes it for a chicken paw. Even better, he has made it into a gift, and he addresses the world how to live and deal with misfortunes, and make it a profit. Nick is a very remarkable person. He is from Australia, but meanwhile he isn’t often there any more. Nick travels around the world for his organization Life Without Limbs and he is a speaker in great demand who shares his mission with millions of people world wide.
But it wasn’t always that way. As a child Nick was teased by the other children. He couldn’t manage it and more and more he withdrew into himself. As a teenager he decided that it couldn’t go on like this. He wanted to take his own life. So he threw himself down from the sink on which he was placed. “I hoped I would break my neck”, he says. But nothing happened.
“The problem was”, he says now, “that I thought the circumstances had to change. Only then I could be happy. I let the circumstances lead me. And the circumstances were, in my case, without arms and legs, not always very nice.”
Nick’s mother, who looked at the struggle of her son, recommended him not to look at his limitations, but on the contrary to the good things. “I did so literally”, Nick says. “I sat down in front of the mirror and looked at myself. I thought for example that I had beautiful eyes. I said to myself: ‘Those eyes are mine, no one can take them from me.’ In that way bit by bit I learned to see the positive side of things. As a result I got peace in my heart and I learned, by trial and error, to give less attention to the circumstances, but to deal with them. Now I am a satisfied and happy person. All the other things don’t matter any more.” The short film below shows the rest of the story of Nick Vujicic with on the background the sound recorded during a religious reading of the strongly religious Nick.