The Buddha said it best:
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
I was thinking about this during my workout this morning. Our Strength In Numbers studio is next door to a physiotherapy office that specializes in rehab for people with serious neurological and physical disabilities. Every day as I work and train, I see their patients being dropped off by Handy Dart bus or a family member. I also get to see them tentatively walking by our window, assisted by a physio, learning how to walk again. The fact they come week by week and month by month, fighting to restore their lost mobility is a huge inspiration to me and our clients at the gym. In fact, I think it makes us all work a little harder knowing we have a greater ability to do so!
The other day, I had the pleasure of chatting to one of their clients, a woman who is recovering from a severe stroke. She was told she would never walk again, but said she told them there was no way that was gonna happen! It did not, as when I met her she was already walking to her physio appointments. Our conversation ended with her telling me she plans to come to one of our classes sometime in the future : ) That made my day!
So remember, if you are ever feeling down about your lot in life, there is someone out there who is in a lot worse shape, and despite the odds, fighting to make things better for themselves.
Now get out there and do something to improve YOUR life!