Thursday Thoughts – You Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

I think that if I wasn’t hard of hearing I wouldn’t be where I am now. It takes time to overcome a handicap. There are ups and downs and you can never be a quitter. I believe the maxim that you only get out of life what you put into it. – Lou Ferrigno

Well I for one LOVE this quote. And I agree with it. I’m sure my life would also be awesome if I didn’t lose my hearing, but I wonder would I have become such a determined soul? Would I be as tenacious? Would I be as empathetic? There are a million questions that I will never know the answer to, because I DID lose the majority of my hearing.
And I am okay with that. Have been for a long time. Yes, sometimes I gripe because something that’s so easy for others has about 10 additional layers for me, and I am still human, after all… but at the end of the day, I am always telling people to play the hand they were dealt to the best of their abilities, and I practice what I preach!
I am, after all, extremely blessed, and no hearing loss can take away from that. I accept the ups and downs of life and do my best to navigate them. After all, what else could I do?

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