I have been watching this week the Invictus Games.
Wow what an inspiration those men and woman are! The dedication & amazing stories of what people have come through to get to where they are today, which is competing for their country & competing with their mates & comrades. How the men & woman conquered great adversity coming out of dark places.
What a great advocate Prince Harry is & I love the slogan
“ I am” Invictus Games.
I have an invested interest in the Invictus Games as I lost my left eye when I was 17. Even though I was not in the armed forces, I have a brief sense of how those men & woman must feel.
Yes, I did have those dark days & I wish sometimes I wasn’t blind & to be able to do things like I used to. I realised only you can get focus.
If others offer help take it, which I still sometimes find it hard to accept the help. If you are feeling down watch Invictus Games & see what so many can achieve. It is not easy, it’s actually bloody hard work but life was not meant to be easy (some wise person once said).
Do you have a purpose in life? Do not wonder “what if”?
As part of the Invictus Games, there also was a program on the ABC last night called “Without Limits”, if you didn’t see it do yourself a favour and try to.
A man who had last both legs & one eye and had minimal eyesight in the other eye was trekking through Purnululu National Park in the Kimberley's with other affected service men and woman, it was hard work for them. One of the things this program raised was the mental illness side of things and that it is just as important as the recovery physical side, this I know first hand. When you don’t have “self-worth” you will never be able to achieve, but if you have your “self-worth “ and you think outside of the square, focus on comradeship & work hard you can achieve sometimes beyond your wildest dreams.
So get out there and explore nature, remember to ask for help when you need it and be thankful you are alive as I do but maybe not often enough as I should.