Nick is inspiring beyond words. Like anyone else would in this extreme disability, Nick has felt utterly hopeless, alone, bitter and depressed. All those bad feelings that made life seem as if it is caving in on you and you just wanna find a hole, curl up in it and die. In really bad times, it's normal to feel that way. But, it's more important that you move past those feelings and find the strength to get up and move on.
Nick CHOSE not to give up.
He CHOSE to keep pick himself up, and found tremendous strength in doing so.
He CHOSE to be thankful and appreciate what he has, not be bitter and dwell on things he doesn't have.
We CANNOT choose how we start in life, nor control what life throws at us along the way. Too often we focus on all the bad things that have happened, however minute it might be, or how deprived we are compared to others. But we ALWAYS have a choice. It is SO EASY to keep whining and blaming life, luck, fate, whatever or whomever that put you where you are right now, or ARE you going to do something about it? Are you going to choose to change what you can and make a difference in your life?
"If I fail and I give up, am I ever gonna get up? No!"We also tend forget how strong we really are. Life is easy when you have everything, but what really makes you strong is the difficult and trying times that you've been through and survived. What doesn't kill you, will only make you stronger. I truly believe that.
"The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTH our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over"It doesn't matter how many times you fall in life, all that matters is that you KEEP GETTING UP and keep going. That is what makes you stronger than yesterday.
"The human spirit can handle much more than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are YOU going to finish STRONG?"Nick may be physically weaker than all of us, but spiritually, emotionally and mentally, he is a giant amongst us. May God bless him for the rest of his life, and continue to use him to inspire and motivate countless others who needs it.