Fight…

by Daniel · 0 comments

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” – Helen Keller

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Over the course of time my deficiencies have turned out to be my strengths.  I was always a fidgety kid, got into all kinds of trouble because I was always into something.  I was persistent and stubborn and just wouldn’t quit.  I would drive my mother crazy if I wanted something because I simply did not hear the word “NO”.  Well I heard it but I did not comprehend it.  I thought it meant “not now”.  At times I thought it meant “ask me differently”.  Sometimes I thought it meant “yes but you must keep asking”!

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That attitude has put me into some tight spots but it has also built my determination and desire to never quit.  When I realized that alcohol and drugs were causing me problems I attempted to fix it.  I spent eight years trying to do it my own way.  People thought I would never make it because I couldn’t follow the path of least resistance.  That often causes people to quit on themselves and get frustrated, but not me.  I wanted to be somebody so badly that I kept at it!  I simply would not quit.

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Today I am grateful that I am a fighter.  I have turned a deficiency into a strength.  Today I recognize that life is good and well worth the fight!

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Go, Go, Go…
Dan 🙂

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