Remarkable Thing…

26 01 2011

“Let each man exercise the art he knows. ” –Aristophanes

We should not put limits on ourselves for we can do great things even in the midst of chaos or personal difficulties.

In his book  ‘A Time For Commitment’, Ted Engstrom tells an amazing  story of  Wendy Stroker. She was 19 at that time, freshman at University of Florida, young athlete, placed 3rd, just 2.5 points from the first place, in the Iowa girl’s state diving championship. She worked 2 hours a day for 4 years just to get there. She’s working twice as hard and has earned the number two position on the varsity diving squad. She’s aiming for the National Finals. Wendy carries full academic load, finds time for bowling and is an accomplished water skier. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Wendy Stroker is her typing. She bangs out 45 words a minute on her typewriter with her toes! For Wendy was born without arms.

That reminds me too of an elite runner who runs without arms. I salute that guy whenever I see him on road races. Also, Team Logan’s story never fails to excite me.

These people will always inspire me to focus on the best, not the worst in any situation, to believe that with God’s help a person can learn to live with any handicap or any difficulty.

See you at the road my friend.

God be Praised!



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