Mind over matter: Attitude matters

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This life is a wonderful thing. Everyday we meet new and intriguing people.
Each one has their own story to tell and I am so lucky to be granted the amazing opportunity to not only write about them but also to sit down and talk with them like we are old friends.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Constance Doby. She was born with dwarfism and is three feet five inches tall.
However, this woman has enough spunk and positivity flowing from her that one forgets she is not of normal height.
She has done so much work to advocate for people living with disabilities.
I’m truly in awe of her.
By the grace of God, Constance Doby was given the extraordinary gift of being unique.
Who’s to say what is normal and what is not?
It’s not about what we look like, how tall we are or whether or not our minds are disabled. It’s about attitude and how we handle situations that are beyond our control.
There are people who appear, for all intent and purposes, to be “normal.” However, if there’s a negative attitude to go along with that normalcy, then I don’t want to be a part of it.
We’ve all heard that saying, “mind over matter,” and I really believe that to be true.
Our mind is powerful tool. If we travel to the dark side of our mind, we can develop a “woe is me” attitude and miss out on all the happiness that life offers.
What we can do is make the most of what we were given to work with in this life.
Constance will always be unique and I know for a fact that she will use that gift to leave her positive impression on this world as she did mine.

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