I was speaking to someone the other day and he was going through a very tough time. He even said he wished he wasn’t even born. He also blamed his parents to their face for bringing him into the world. He was born with some handicaps and disabilities. He struggles with them at times, gets frustrated, depressed, and isolates.
What do you say to a man who shares this with you, blames his parents, and has wanted to die? I listened attentively and said he was entitled to his feelings, and it is his feelings. However validating his feelings, feelings are not always reality. I turned my conversation over to first person sharing a story or two, including those of others who may have felt similar. I then couldn’t help recall the life story of Nick Vujicic, born without arms or legs, http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.com and David Ring, who was born dead, http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/david-ring/
Take a look at Nick’s and David’s life by clicking on the links I have shared in this post. Our feelings are our feelings, and we are entitled to our feelings as no one necessarily walks or has walked in another persons shoes, not experienced the life they have lived. However listening to the stories of these two men, may change someone’s paradigm.