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07-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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When you think you have it this!

I just have to share this video, after some of our whines of the day or problems at home... this will make you see things differently.

07-21-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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If he can overcome his problems, I think we should be able to overcome ours. Or at least be grateful that we do not have his problems to deal with.

I admire his strength. I do not know if I could deal with it as well as he does.

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07-21-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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Very powerful.....makes you stop and think....

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07-22-2010, 04:35 AM   #4
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One of the current affairs programs here did a story on this fellow last year. I was gobsmacked, he is a true hero.

Thanks for posting this Jett.
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07-22-2010, 04:55 AM   #5
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Wow Jett, thanks!! I'm going to send that link to my daughters.
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07-22-2010, 06:20 AM   #6
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i have actually seen that video before. what an amazing guy - i am glad he realises how complete he really is, despite having physical things missing.

thanks for posting this, Pen - i think we needed to be reminded of how powerful attitude is, and how precious life is..
07-22-2010, 07:07 AM   #7
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This beautiful man has made me cry!
All I have is the trots!
I'm getting up, having a shower, put me lippy on and stop feeling sorry for myself!
I'm so glad I watched this, it's put everything into perspective!


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07-22-2010, 11:38 AM   #8
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That was so powerful, he's a truly amazing person i'd never see him before today but it's made me think I should try harder to be thankful for what I have.
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07-22-2010, 12:00 PM   #9
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Thanks Penny for posting this I saw him on tv not long ago but didnt think to google him. He is awesome and what a great sense of humour. I still cant understand how he swims ...hmmm.

Makes you want to be friends with him he is so positive! What an amazing message he has!
Thanks again.
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07-22-2010, 01:35 PM   #10
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I think he is cute too! I know you guys are probably thinking this so I will ask it.... umm, how does he ummm wipe his butt?? I am cringing because that is one task I like to do myself?
07-22-2010, 02:50 PM   #11
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Wow. That is unbelieveable.
07-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #12
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He has such amazing charisma! What a brilliant inspiring man.
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07-24-2010, 11:20 AM   #13
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It made me cry, what a truly amazing, gorgeous guy. It really does make you stop and think.
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07-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #14
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This is so powerful that every time I whine or complain this always pops back in my mind... I will break my own rule and think positive!
07-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #15
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makes one stop and think
Very Inspiring Video

thanks for sharing it
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07-28-2010, 12:45 PM   #16
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What a wonderful outlook on life ..
07-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #17
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Wow fair play to him, to overcome something like that and enjoy life as much he does is amazing.

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