It's a beautiful day outside. It's hard for some to admit, with all the things that are happening in the world today. But it is a beautiful day outside. Another day alive.

I always think back to Stephen Hawking, and how long he survived when they say he wouldn't. He beat the odds. But while he was alive he had no control over his arms or legs. Couldn't even turn his head. He typed through someone else. I believe he could move his eyes and face a bit, but even that was limited. And still the man wrote books and gave lectures (he did the speaking through a device).

I can imagine how hard that would be, and yet there are some who have everything--meaning their body parts and such, and don't do a fraction of what this man had accomplished.

When I look at things this way, it makes me think. Even if I'm down it lightens the load a bit to see I have the capability to change things. No matter how small they are. Because no matter how far down in the dumps you are, you can still do something to come back. Take steps to make your future easier for yourself, or your loved ones.

So go outside, take a deep breath of air. Look around. Maybe take a walk, or if you're in a wheelchair, go for a ride. Think of how hard it would be if you didn't have the ability to do so. Now stop. Think about how you have the ability to do so and continue walking/riding. You're alive for another moment. Enjoy it. 



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