Saturday, July 28, 2012

Life Is....

Every home has its own ritual or daily practice of dinning together, prayers, family vacations and bed-time stories, hmmm… Cinderella, red-riding hood…my mom seldom told us any fairly-tale, she is wayyy too realistic for fairy-tales…
well she read us these inspiring, motivational, real-life snack-time stories, yess that’s what i call them, thanks to skype that daily dosage of inspiration is still on..

i feel like sharing some of these extremely moving stories with you - 
on special request ummmm rather command :p

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorious born 22 November 1986, African race runner, known as 'Blade Runner' and 'The Fastest Man On No legs' ,  Pistorious, who has a double amputation(amputation is the removal of body extremity by surgery)
is the world record holder for sport class T44(reduced function in one or both lower limbs) in the 100, 200 and 400 metres events and runs with the aid of transtibial artificial limbs
Oscar Pistorius was born with short deformed legs. When he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between his knees and ankles
Few of his glories
 gold medals in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (T44) race
 With his 400 m time of 45.07 on 19 July 2011, he achieved the "A" standard for the 2011 World Championship and 2012 Olympics.

His sporting motto is: "You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have."

In an universe where most of us are busy cursing our city for unpredictable weather, pollution,traffic,job,friends, manager,relationship
Some people are busy fighting their way out of an unfair life, against all odds these people are busy paving their pathways to greatness.

What effect does these stories have on me....
Well, over a period of time these stories have transformed a cry-baby like me to an optimist.

Whenever life seems a bit difficult, and things doesn’t go our way, instead of cursing our destiny and blaming every single entity around us,
we must focus our energies on other positive aspects of our lives


  1. I really liked the last lines. Though we all know this, but we need to be reminded every now n then. so thanks! :)

  2. people like Oscar make us believe that impossible is nothing...

  3. His motto speaks it all…
    Really differently abled…

  4. Some people make the best of what is provided to them and there lies the key word.
    Those last two pictures speak a lot.

  5. indeed they do..

    thanks for dropping by Haddock :)