A complete stranger inspired this blog. I was out in the community and happened to see a man who is in a wheel chair approach his nice Chrysler, convertible top. I really didn't mean to be all in his business or be inconsiderate but I watched in awe as the man proceeded to get in his car. He positioned the wheel chair as close to the car as he could, got it to where it was just right, propped himself up (with his upper body strength), and moved his upper body into the car. Then he moved his legs in. It took him a while, but he was determined- HE HAD WILL- to get the wheels off his wheelchair. Then he had to put the remainder of his chair in the car.
As I watched this man I was touched. I do not know his story; if he was born like that, if he was in a car wreck, I don't know. I just know that it is beautiful to live in a universe where you can see beauty and learn a lesson in everything if you simply take the time to be and to observe. It is often times sad and annoying when we surpass venting- to the point where we are constantly complaining- when we have so many more things to be thankful for. We ARE blessed and highly favored.
I had already heard of the saying “where there’s a will, there’s a way” but this man put this phrase in a physical form, so that I could SEE it, manifested. I learned from this man that whenever or where ever we have a will to accomplish any task, regardless of how colossal or seeming impossible there is a way to accomplish that task; therefore, when we are weary or feel as if nothing is going right, we need to remember this and make it manifest in our lives; WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY. The next time I even fix my lips to complain about something I perceive is unchangeable, unattainable, I'm going to remember this man, thank God for allowing me to experience a paragraph in his story, and continue to be inspired by him.
(c) ANJ 2009