Thursday, 3 December 2009


Sometimes we think that life is too hard and we just cant do things

Maybe we can't but we will never know until we have a go.

But in the end there will be things that we can't do and things that we have no control over.

You can't fail unless you have a go but you can't be restricted by the fear of failure.

So if life knocks you down, just get up and have another go---bruises, breaks and scratches to body, ego or heart are just badges of honour for someone who had a go


mapstew said...

I came across this a while back, it was a real inspiration to me!

This man is something else!

Cheers pal.

The Peach Tart said...

I love this. What courage.

Clyde said...

I have watched it over and over.
What an inspiration he is and the looks of acknowlegement on the kids faces.
Anyone who has any form of depression should see this guy

Clyde said...

Little Peach

And we think that we are badly off at times.
I have a wonderful life

Ponita in Real Life said...

He's an amazing man... I've seen this before and it never fails to move me.

Failure is just another opportunity to try again.


Dutch donut girl said...

Wow! What a powerful post and video…
He really is an inspiration, and such an example to follow.

Instead of the media focusing on what all those out of control famous people are doing, they should focus more on people like Nick Vujicic, this is the type of example kids and adults need.

Thanks for posting this.

Clyde said...


Exactly right
We have so many things that we now take for granted, that we wouldn't have if someone hadn't tried something new

Clyde said...


And no one would criticise him if he said that he couldn't get up and needede help---but he tries.

He is an inspiration for all---I am humbled by him

Bo Bo said...

Ahh fuck me Clyde what did you have to go and do that for.

That is one strong cocksucker.

Clyde said...

Geez Hal
I'm sorry
Aint he the strongest bloke you would hold a pint for---and I know you would
Makes us all look pretty piss weak with our problems
Geez, I even feel luck to hold my own in the gents

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Clyde: damn it. You made me cry with that video.

My eyes always get puffy.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Clyde baby. You know, I really needed a good cry. And he is so brave but it's so sad that he doesn't have arms and legs.

He's a wonderful person...isn't he?

Clyde baby...I hope your weekend is going well.

Ciao honey. xxx

Clyde said...

Miss Jones
Hey, I got a little misty myself.
With his attitude, he probably doesn't find life any more sad than you or me
But he is more of an inspiration than I could ever be

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that life is what you make it, not what it makes of you.

bunny x

Jimmy Bastard said...

Inspirational indeed.... good stuff.

Sister Christian said...

This is cool. Gotta save it for the times when I feel like putting in any amount of effort will never be worth it.

Clyde said...


Well said---yes, we all have choices---we can take what is served up to us or we can go out and get our own

Clyde said...


You should know

Clyde said...

Sister Deb

We all have abilities and we all have limits but if we can't live up to our abilities, we are only cheating ourselves

*S* said...

Puts things in perspective.

Clyde said...


Just a little
We all have our egos---
I wonder what his is

Shelly Rayedeane said...

Life aint hard for people who are survivors. There are two types of people in this world.

There are those who actually do the doing to get ahead and there are those who cheat to get ahead.

Ironically, the man pictured here could probably win every race against those who cheat.

Cheaters are the only disabled people I really know of because they can never stand on their own two feet alone.

Nice writing btw. Very heartfelt, as usual.


This man has amazing courage and is an inspiration to all.

Lovely post Clyde. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Clyde said...


Oh, life can be hard---but only as hard as you chose to make it.
If you make it easy on yourself, you will never make anything.
Like he says---get knocked down, well get up and try again.


He is most certainly inspirational and you would hope that people who see him are inspired in the right directions

Anonymous said...

That is the point, we have to try!

Clyde said...


Yep, exactly
There is an Australian cry---"Have a go ya mug"
If you aren't prepared to have a go, then you don't want to live life