"Your circumstances have very little to do with your fulfillment. It's how you are approaching your circumstance's your attitude toward your circumstances that make all the difference in the world... Everything that comes my way is an opportunity; a blessing." - Dr. Wayne Dyer
Good week to you all. Love some Dr. Wayne Dyer; may he rest in peace. I couldn't agree with this more. Your problems are not problems at all; they are circumstances... challenges even. The more resilient you become, you may even see them as gifts.
We have a son who was born normally and was diagnosed over a year later with a rare form of brain cancer, deep in the brain. Eleven brain surgeries later, chemo, radiation and many other operations and procedures, he is cognitively and physically handicapped. He is the most grateful, happy, loving, resilient, brave and tough human we have ever known. Both of us. He is also the most powerful at manifesting his needs and desires. People often refer to him as "The Mini Guru."
This kid came to the world to experience and to teach gratitude and perspective. He is not stuck in his own head or sorrows. If anyone would have the right to be stuck in sorrows, by the standards of most people, this kid would qualify.
His attitude is incredibly powerful. He received love, care and respect, as strongly and consistently as he did our expectations. We expected him to have gratitude even at the age of two with tubes constantly connecting him to a pole, his entire vocabulary wiped out, one eye rolled up in his head, and being paralyzed on one side of his body.
We gave him constant love, respect, unwavering faith and the example of gratitude. The circumstances sucked and our attitudes were awesome. It made all the difference. This kid could have easily died without the attitude toward the circumstances that he had, and that were modeled for him. Now, he has actual fans; grown-ass people who report that their life was quickly thrown into perspective after meeting Matthew in person or through social media.
He is inspirational despite all of his limitations. His circumstances became an opportunity to live life differently; not having to conform. His circumstances became a blessing; a gift to other's by providing perspective. His circumstances have very little to do with his fulfillment. His attitude makes all the difference.