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