As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
I rarely sign up for memberships or join special interest groups. However, last week I was feeling pretty lucky that I’m a Kinokuniya Bookstore member. You know why? Because I received an invitation by email to meet author Nick Vujicic. If not for my membership, I would not have been alerted about this once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to meet an Incredibly Inspiring Individual (I.I.I.) right in my backyard.
I had already seen photos of Nick but didn’t really know much about him. But when I finally met him in person, I was so moved by his warmth and will power (& charisma too!) that I had a strong urge to delve into his world and help spread the word about his amazing story.
This week I share with you 5 inspiring messages that I heard from Nick Vujicic, best-selling author and well-loved human being.
First let’s get to know Nick
(Info from his bio on Life without Limbs, a non-profit organisation he founded when he was only 17)
“Meet Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced VOO-yee-cheech). Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. Three sonograms failed to reveal complications. And yet, the Vujicic family was destined to cope with both the challenge and blessing of raising a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle.
The early days were difficult. Throughout his childhood, Nick not only dealt with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with depression and loneliness. Nick constantly wondered why he was different than all the other kids. He questioned the purpose of life, or if he even had a purpose.
According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on, as well…”
Read more on Nick’s story on Life Without Limbs
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Inspiring Message from My Afternoon with Nick 1: BEAUTIFUL THINGS
“If beautiful things come from my broken pieces then beautiful things will come from your life if you keep dreaming big and never giving up.”
* Here is my first ‘salute collage’ ; I don’t want to call it a tribute since he’s very much alive – and living his life to the fullest, if I may add. I salute you Nick! You are a great inspiration!
Preview his book STAND STRONG: You Can Overcome Bullying
Check out other titles by Nick Vujicic
Find and Like NICK VUJICIC on Facebook
Listen to Today’s Encouraging Word with Nick on radio
So do… as Nick does…make beautiful things come out of your life!