Perception: an attitude or understanding based on what is observed or thought. Our eyes can perceive shapes and colours, our ears can perceive sound, our nose perceives smell but I truly believe that how you perceive the situations that arise in our life is far more vital than how you perceive external stimulus.

One day when I was 17 I found myself laying on my bed crying because my back was hurting and all my muscles were stiff I remember asking God: Do you love me? Do you hate me? Do you even know I exist? Why me? A gentle voice replied: Why not you? That was like a slap in the face because I always thought that God had it in for me and that response made me realize that the world didn’t revolve around me. I paused for a moment before I asked: Why am I here? The gentle voice again replied: To show the world that anybody can make a difference and change the world and from that moment onwards I begin to see my disability as an opportunity to challenge people to be better than they think are.

Your life will start to change when you see whatever challenge you’re facing as an opportunity to inspire others because I believe that in order to change your reality all you have to do is shift your perception.


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