As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
I got Nick Vujicic’s children’s book entitled “Give Me A Hug” since I want to share his story with my young son. I was so moved by what he shares in Chapter 4 that I thought I’d share some excerpts here:
Chapter 4 of his children’s book “Give Me A Hug: 8 Life Lessons from Nick Your Kids Cannot Miss”, published by PMA Music Foundation, Nick asks “Would you rather be a bully or an angel?”
Every morning before I went to school, Mom and Dad would kiss me and say “Nick, have a nice day!” I never told them my days weren’t always nice. Have you ever been bullied? I have been bullied many times. Somebody once called me a monster. Another person called me an alien. Yet another person called me a freak in a wheelchair. Many others have laughed at me and asked me things like how I use the bathroom.
I will always remember one day in first grade, when I was bullied by twelve different classmates! Although I pretended I did not care, and even smiled in front of them, I was terribly sad. I hated being laughed at, and I hated how useless I was. I said to myself, “If one more person laughs at me today, I’ll just give up on my life!” The school day finally ended. As I was waiting for my parents to pick me up, a girl shouted, “Hey! Nick!” I thought to myself, “Here comes the thirteenth person!” To my surprise, she said “Hey, Nick. You look great today!” I was shocked! She did not come to laugh at me; she came to encourage me! She was like an angel! Her words of encouragement saved my life!” Excerpts from Give Me A Hug by Nick Vujicic, pp 34-39
Nick has gone across 44 countries and has spoken 2,000 times.
He spreads love, hope and encouragement wherever he goes – to folks of every age, race and capability.
Here are some links and videos to have a glimpse of his work as motivational speaker/evangelist/friend to all/globetrottin’ “spiritual hugger”:
1. Inspiring Vietnamese people from all walks of life (including the handicapped). Nick meets with Nguyen Linh Chi, 8-year-old Vietnamese limbless girl from Yen Bai. For more on story and images, visit Vietnam VNANET
2. Inspiring each other: Nick Vujicic’s interview with Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Meilani Hamilton (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional surfer. She is known for surviving a shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, and for overcoming the injury to ultimately return to professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released, based on the book and additional interviews. She has appeared on many television shows since the loss of her arm. via Wikipedia
3. The NICK VUJICIC WORLD OUTREACH:
Touching Lives One Nation at a Time
Follow Nick as he travels to 24 countries in 1 year, touching lives wherever he goes…
Inspiring Message from My Afternoon with Nick 4: Build Each Other Up
“It’s better to build each other up than to tear each other down.”
– – Nick Vujicic
* Here is my fourth ‘salute collage’. As you can see, Nick has given so much inspiration and hope to everyone, including those who society may commonly label as less able. I salute you, Nick! You are a great inspiration!
So do… as Nick does..help build rather than tear others down!