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Nick Vujicic – man without limbs

This post is about one of the most inspirational people of our time.

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. He has two small feet, but without toes – except for two toes on his left foot. Because of his condition he became extremely depressed as a child, to the point of contemplating suicide. Yet, despite his disadvantage he eventually became successful motivational speaker who is giving talks on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life. He has talked to audiences of over three million people.

Last week Nick Vujicic came on a tour to Slovenia and gave speeches in five different cities. I listened to him on Saturday in Ljubljana, along with several thousands of other people. Here are a few pictures from that event:

Audience in the arena

Waiting for the start

Nick Vujicic (in blue shirt) with gospel music choir in the background

Nick is not only motivational speaker; he is a preacher as well. It is not possible to understand Nick without mentioning his faith in God, as it played a crucial part in accepting himself the way he is. No matter what your religious view is, you can’t argue with the fact that faith in God is a major source for him from where he gets strength for life. He believes he is a part in God’s plan – he believes that he was born disabled, so he could inspire people and strengthen their faith. That is his purpose in life.

You don’t have to share his belief, however he can still inspire you through his attitude. He is thankful for what he does have, not resentful for what he doesn’t have. He is very grateful for his little foot with two toes, because it enables him to write, type and do all sorts of things that others do with their hands. If he doesn’t teach you gratitude and appreciation, I don’t know who will.

I would like to end this post with a short video about Nick that shows his enthusiasm, joy of life and a good humor. If he can be like this, how hard is it, really, for us?