"I was eight years old, and I did want to end my life. I felt hopeless. Broken. Alone. It's like it was pointless. There was no point to my life."
That quote is from Nick Vujicic – a man with no arms and no legs.
More importantly than what he doesn't have though, I'm interested in the
thing he seems to have that eludes many of us: long term happiness.
With that in mind, let's consider this: If a eight year old boy who
wanted to die – because he had no arms and no legs – could find
happiness, is it possible that we could as well? If so, what would it
I thought long and hard about what I would write to you today. How
could I begin to even answer that question? It would take pages, perhaps
even a book or series of books. Then I realized... some questions are
better answered in a different way. They say a picture is worth a
thousand words, so what might a video be worth?
So today I have two videos for you that I really want you to take
the time to watch. I am sure you will be touched by them, just as I have
been. The first is an incredibly inspiring 5-minute video of Nick
sharing a bit about his life, as well as showing off a few things he can