|Jerry and I at RYLA in Prescott, AZ|
After meeting him, I now look at life in a completely different way. I am so thankful for what I have been blessed with and see that my trials could be worse. I believe that life is full of blessings! Some are hidden though, and you may not realize how they have really helped you. Everything truly does happen for a reason. I think that we all need to take a deeper look into our lives- all the things that have made us who we are today. Sometimes when trials come along, we think, "Why me?" or "How can this get any worse?". I know the feeling. Think about the most recent trial you've had and think about how it has impacted you, because in some way it has. Think about how it has changed you. Has it made you come to realize something new? I like to think about Jerry's situation, and think that if he can turn something like cerebral palsy into a positive blessing, I can take my own struggles and make something positive out of them too, and so can you! Also, you never know your full potential or the best "you" that you can be, until you try to push yourself. Try new things, find what your good at and experience all of the great things there aare to offer in life! You never know what you are capable of being or doing.Just a few of his quotes:"Become a participant rather than an observer","Don't put a limit on your potential...", "If you know you can't...then you don't know", "Be sure your vision is greater than your day-to-day pain", "Surround yourself with people who believe in you", and "Every journey begins with a single step."
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” ~ Oscar Wilde