|Life is good - Nadja in Laie|
On Monday, I featured Greg Gadson - the double amputee starring in the upcoming movie, BATTLESHIP (at this link). Given my connection to the military, I tend to focus on their courage. Their hope. Their example. But the military does not have a monopoly on inspiration.
On Tuesday, HGTV's House Hunters featured a family moving from Texas to California. The father worked for a technology company. He had a beautiful wife and four children. He was also confined to a wheel chair.
The couple had a positive attitude about finding a house that met his needs as well as those of his large family. Throughout the episode, he shared his story:
- He was born in Vietnam and contracted polio.
- Because of his disability, his mother gave him to an orphanage.
- As the US evacuated Vietnam, they also evacuated Vietnamese children, including his orphanage.
- He was adopted by American parents, who he credited for giving him the American dream.
He commented that if he had been not contracted polio, he would have remained in Vietnam with his birth parents. He would not have the life he now enjoys as American.
This is definitely a "the glass if half full" guy. Do you have someone in your life that is a positive influence? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Friday, May 4, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Saturday, May 5.
Kim in Hawaii
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