While perusing YouTube, I came across an incredible tv series titled "Extraordinary People." This show focuses on people born with a "disability"
and chronicles how they and their family cope.
The last video I watched featured Rosemary, a woman who has no legs.
This woman is simply remarkable. Not only does she lead a full life with a husband and a son, she also manages to care for her elderly father (who
suffers from dementia) and her brother (who has the mental age of 8 and can be violent).
Watching this video and seeing what Rosemary faces and overcomes has humbled me greatly. She lives her life with no excuses; she plays the cards
she's been dealt with courage, grace, and an amazing attitude.
Rosemary's determination has given me a lot to ponder. It's a life lesson everyone needs to learn. In our society, I think it's all to common for
people to believe the world owes them something, that they are entitled to rewards without putting forth the effort involved. Yet here is a woman who
faces tremendous obstacles everyday...and she's not complaining.
How often do we allow ourselves the luxury of self pity? I do it a lot. If only,m if only, if only.....
Rosemary's attitude towards life is amazing, and I wanted to share her story.
Thanks for posting this,Smylee,i will be watching when my wifi signal comes back(we've been having wind+rain+thunderstorm all day long) There was a
TVseries in my country some years ago,about folks with disabilities,ranging from blindness to being born with one or more limbs absent,etc-and
invariably it would leave me sobbing.Not with pity for these people,but with disgust at my own ungratefulness for all i have,for how good anyone has
it,without such a tremendous difficulty-and how easily i and most other able-bodied people forget that fact-and complain unnecessarily,bitch+moan
about petty stuff.Life is hard enough with all one's limbs and faculties,for these people it must be unimaginably more so.You know,i sometimes would
think upon seeing the great and powerful spirit in these severely disabled people-and the magnificently strong,cheerful and inspiring way they handle
their lives-that we are more "broken" than them.
What a truly incredible story. It really says everything about how our bodies are not the definition of who we are or what gives life meaning and
value. It is so much more than that, isn't it? Now that would be a story to share with school children as an inspirational one, to show how much can
really be overcome to enjoy a deep and meaningful life.
Thanks very much for sharing! (I watched about half now, and will come back and watch the full video with my wife after she gets up. Its a very
special one, without question! I'm sure she'll want to see it as well.)
I watched part of that video by now,will finish watching later.One word:RESPECT.And what a likeable person she is! A great,great lady.These are the
people the public should be revering,not celebrities!
Here is a vid i posted on an unrelated thread of mine,and this young lady was not born with disabilities,or any major obstacles in life,but she Is a
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