尼克·武伊契奇（Nick Vujicic），香港譯名為力克·胡哲，虔誠的基督徒，1982年12月4日生于澳大利亞墨爾本，塞爾維亞裔澳大利亞籍基督教布道家，“生命不設限”（Life Without Limits）組織創辦人、著名殘疾人勵志演講家。他天生沒有四肢，但勇于面對身體殘障，創造了生命的奇跡。尼克·胡哲出生于1982年12月4日。他一生下來就沒有雙臂和雙腿，只在左側臀部以下的位置有一個帶著兩個腳趾頭的小“腳”，他妹妹戲稱為“小雞腿”，因為尼克家的寵物狗曾經誤以為那個是雞腿，想要吃掉它?？吹絻鹤舆@個樣子，他的父親嚇了一大跳，甚至忍不住跑到醫院產房外嘔吐。他的母親也無法接受這一殘酷的事實，直到尼克·胡哲4個月大才敢抱他。父母對這一病癥發生在他身上感到無法理解，多年來到處咨詢醫生也始終得不到醫學上的合理解釋。
“See the Body”
Thank you, thank you very much. Good morning every body.
Morning, how are you doing?
You are fine?
Oh sweet, nice to see you. My name is Nick Vujicic and it’s a pleasure to be with you. I have a wheel chair over there. It’s my BMW 7 series. I am gonna take it to “pick my ride”(好像是電視節目) and get some spinning rings on it. and the..You know those full-picked cars you know with hydraulic stuff, you know how they’re downs and around stuff. I wanna give my wheel chair down stuff.(1:55)(這一段他真的很樂觀)。 why? If I can cross the road and go bang bang bang! (他的動作也很搞笑 下面的學生也都笑了)。It’s really cool to drive that thing around that I have no arms and no legs and I was actually born in this way. And There is no medical reason why these happen. So I have no limbs, but I have a little chicken drumstick. And we call this chicken drumstick, because first of all it looks like one and second of all sometimes my dog thinks it’s one. And I tell you man so funny it comes up to start biting on that. I push(象聲詞，很幽默) him in the head a couple of times. It’s nuts ,man. (底下的學生又笑了，看來他真的可以和孩子打成一片)。It’s so cool man. I love to swim as well and I actually float like a life jacket. I float up right like this and I have my little motor down here,and I go ‘bow-’this right. And it’s so funny when people see me for the first time. It’s so cool you’re kids freaked out you know how to say? I tell you this little boy came up to me and he goes “what happened?”(呵呵 語調很搞怪 真的很開朗) and I went up to him, and I goes:” cigarettes!”. (在逗小孩玩的時候還不忘進行‘吸煙有害健康的教育‘) and there was one girl who saw me and she goes “mummy! Look, it’s an alien!” (學驚慌失措的女生學的很像，呵呵，很有表演天賦)So I went up to her and I went:” ah~~” she is like ah~~. I ran after her and said:” I am gonna eat you！”(哈哈，他奔跑的動作很搞笑) You know，Freak her out! So with my little foot here, I can also write. This is my pen here. I can actually write and type with my foot but I learn how to draw and all this a lot things. That’s pretty cool. I learn how to type 43 words in a minute on the normal computer. So it’s like heeling-toe heeling-toe combination and I am learning sign language with my foot I ‘mma learn it ready? Peace(為什么我會想到piss，呵呵). Is that cool? Very cool. Anyway, we gonna have some fun today. And I just gonna tell you the funny story of all. It’s so funny. I was in a car one day. When you see me from the outside of the car, you have no idea that I have no arms and no legs right? You just see my gorgeous face. (呵呵其實他長的算是帥的) when the traffic lights one day, and this car comes up next to us. And this girl looked at me and I am like:” cool! Let’s have some fun here.” I know that she has no clue that I have no limbs so I looked at her, I grabbed the seat belt in my mouth and loose it like this and did it in the car seat, I just did this (虧他想的出來這種招數，佩服！擁有童心。呵呵) and she was like ，she was like“you freak me out man!” It’s very cool. Anyway, I have a couple of things to show you. I play drums. Do you believe me?
Students: yeah! (看來經過之前的搞怪，底下的小學生都肯定認為他是無所不能的人了！)
I actually play drums; I get the drumstick in my teeth. I am just joking. Look I have drum machine up here and we just gonna. So what it is? Basically it’s a pad right? In this like 16 buttons and so each button represents a sound right? So I am not pressing player or anything like that. You see my foot? All right, it’s like serious. (強悍， solo時間)
Do you like that?
Students: yeah! (大家長時間的鼓掌)
So that’s sort of more like your rocking, you know, sort of pop. Whatever, but then you got ah ah. Can I have some more volume? Please give me some.
***(難道是juice？) right here we go. So It’s like. Do you like that? That would be very cool if I can get this on my wheel chair and play while I am driving? And I get some “tech”” online here we go….1,2,3,4
Hey guys, do you like that?
Is that cool?
Beautiful. So I have a tennis ball here. I just want to show you how far I can kick this thing. And a lot of people are like freaked out, you know, how can you do that! And I just want to show you. It’s very very cool. Can I have a volunteer please to catch the ball for me? Ah let’s see, let’s see, let’s see, sure, I will get you. How are you doing? Yes, you, my finger point at you. Stand up. How are you doing? Beautiful. What’s your name?
Jack, nice to meet to you today. Now can I get you to do me a favor? And probably just go up that way , see my finger point that way? Up that way a little bit. Can you guys make a little bit path for him to go in the path a little bit? Beautiful, now just face me Jack. Now I just want to show every body how far I can actually boot this thing. I am a big fan to David Beckham. I love David Beckham. I love how he curves that ball. So I am practicing this thing. You know what I mean? Just move back, keep moving back, keep on back back……keep on back back I am joking, I can’t give that far. Come forward. It’s all good. I was just joking. Right, there is good. Right, there is good. Now that’s a pretty big kick so I am gonna take a little bit of run-up here. Oh I think it’s so good. (呵呵， 又一次耍了底下的學生) I just want to see if I can get you scared a little bit. All right. Here we go. Are you ready right now when you get this ball, don’t throw it back because I can’t catch, do you understand me? Are you ready? Here we go, when you get this ball just come up here on the stage. Is that cool,Ready, 1, 2. (又一次強悍的表演).Look at that… Jump up right, on this side. Beautiful, now Jack, have you had a good day today? ‘Yeah.’’Thanks good,I will get you to hold the ball for me.(把球扔到臺下) Wait…I haven’t done with you yet right？All right，you just Stand here ，face the crowd. So anything new happened in you life today? School, out school, boring, learn anything? No.Is school or there something cool? did you homework? No. All right,here we go.I just want to be real with you. There’s a cool game I wanna play with you. That’s cool. I am gonna get your right hand on the table. All right that’s a cool ring. I gonna give me a toe ring. You know what I mean? One day I am gonna give me a swiss watch too. Anyway, just put the whole hand on here. Beautiful, now, what we gonna do, we gonna play a game called slapers. Ok? Now I don’t know if you know this game. Basically, I am gonna slap you,Ok？and if you..when I go like this, you should move away this before I get you, so it’s a race between your hand and the chicken drumstick. All right?So what gonna happen if you got 5 shocks?Ok? If I miss one out of the 5, you win. So that make sense? You only beat me once to win. Are you ready? You said you are having a good day today yet?This’s good.This gonna change. I am joking. Are you ready? Are you scared? You are not scared. Are you ready? No.1. so when I go like this, you go like? Exactly. Ok you should be quicker.(他的‘小雞腿’居然那么快！) it’sNo1..No2..No.3. I make it easier for you. I even look away and I’ll close my eyes. Ok, now is his hand still there? I have done this a couple of times. You can’t cheat on it. All right. Now I close my eyes. Your hand there? Is his hand there? Are you ready? (啊, 又輸了) All right. No.4. I will let you win, ok? (居然表演慢動作，囧) Give me a hug, I love you. Give him applause guys. Thank you very much Jack. (全場的氣氛又一次的被調動了)
I have got a phone up here. It is not my cell phone. It’s a normal phone. I just ripped it out from the wall. I am gonna show you how I can actually flick this phone onto my shoulder. It’s very cool. It’s actually not always guaranteed that it gonna happen the first time. So what happens when you fail?
Students: Try again.
Very good! Very good! So can someone give me a sound for ringing phone please.
Thank you, thank you. I am coming. (哈哈，表演得很投入) ready?(呵呵，又是對著臺下的一陣‘傻笑’)。Hey, is that cool? (臺下又是一陣尖叫)Awesome！
I want to talk about..when I started, you know, go to school and lots of people put me down. You know people tease each other I mean people come up and say, ”Hey! you are fat, you are fat , you are fat , you are fat ,..you know, you need to lose some weight” when you go home you look at yourself in the mirror and go “em~ I’m fat！”right？So many people tease each other. As you know, you’re too short, too high, you look like whatever, different hair and all that, It doesn't matter.
Seeing thing is, when you’re at school, when you grow up in life, you actually saw it matters to people how you look.
And then it matters to you because it matters to others.
Why? why does it matters how you look?
Because, if they don’t like you, then who will?
If they don’t accept you, then who will?
And the fear that have is that we gonna be alone, that we’re not good enough.
We’re going to change ourselves.
You know so many people put me down and say “Nick, you look so weird！No one is really your friend. You can’t do this, You can’t do that.”
And I couldn’t change anything, I couldn’t change /fix my hair one day and everything goes fine.
It isn’t like you know whatever, I couldn’t change my circumstance！
I couldn’t just one day wake up and say“Hey!Give me arms and legs.I need arms and legs.”
You know mean like, I went to a body builder, you know, can you give me arms and legs.
I’m joking. Hehe, Body builder cannot get it. Right ? I get to people and ask them to give a hand you know I was joking.
But It was so hard because people put me down.
I started believing that I was not good enough.
I started to believe that I was a failure, thus never ever be somebody who people will like and people will accept.
And it is so hard, man, I say to myself:
”I can’t go on soccer like everybody else. I can’t ride on my bike ,I can’t skate on this or that things .”
I start getting depressed.
I thought what kind of purpose I have to live, I just here to live to die? I mean.
Isn't there a purpose for me ?
Isn't there a purpose in life?
And i have questions that are no answers. I asked my mom and dad why this happened. I asked doctor why this happened. They don’t know.
There is something in life that is of out of your control, that you cannot change and you're going to live with.
The choices we have is either to give up or keep on going.
I gonna to ask you what you’re gonna to believe?
Are you going to believe in yourself?
Are you going to believe everybody's judgement on you?
Are you going to believe people when they say that you are a failure and no one really likes you or cares about you?
Hey, I don’t mean that you don’t need someone who really come up and say to you “Hey, I really like you and care about you.”
No, it is not that, it is the fact that people put you down.
People don’t even look you in the eye. People ask how you are and you say fine but actually you are not fine and they don’t know that, they never know that.
I’ll tell you that life is interesting, life is a journey.
See this phone here. Let’s say that I wanna go to the phone and I start from moving here. Now to get to the phone, is that i cannot start from meditating（冥想）and going hum~~ ,right? And float across the air, right? It is some kind do not work. Hmm and wuu, It is some kind do not work. I have to take one step at a time, one step at a time, one step at a time.
You can only take one step at a time.
I don’t care how big your step is. Because it is only one step at a time .
You can’t do two steps in one, understand? So it is like one step at a time.
You take this step in this direction and you take that step in that direction. So sometimes you get lost in the way and sometimes you fell down.
To illustrate my point, I gonna jump off the table and drop back twist and land in the floor. Ok, is that cool? Are you ready? There is a clock down there, can you move the clock away for a little second? Beautiful, beautiful, all right, are you ready? Just let me know when you’re ready. Are you guys ready, Ok, 1,2,… I’m joking man. Is that serious？Please put that back. If I do that I broke my arms or something, you know what I mean?
But honestly, along the way you might fall down like this. Ready? 倒下！Hello!
So what will you do when you fall down? “Get back up!” everybody knows about get back up. Because I stop walking I cannot get anywhere.
But I gonna tell you sometimes in life when you fall down, you feel lacking strength to get back up. So you put on a mask in your face when you go to school. Pretend that everything is OK when it is not. And you go home, land your bag when no one is looking at you.
You don’t have to oppress anybody. You are yourself.
And fear comes in. You know the feel is there when you walk into your house.
Maybe it is a broken home. Maybe you have doubt in your life? Maybe you don’t know for sure what is gonna happen in the future and it scares you. Maybe worry about what people think of you, what people say about you.
You see that fear will paralyze (癱瘓) you.
I just wanna ask you today “Do you think you have hope?”
Because I tell you, I am down here, face down, and I have no arms and legs.
It should be impossible for me to get back up.
I mean when you go home and you tie the arms and legs of your brothers and sisters. And like push them down and see how long it is gonna take them to get back up. You know what I mean. You see, you can tell them “See you tomorrow”.
As for me, you may think It should be impossible for me to get back up, but actually it is not.
You see i will try one hundred times to get back up, and if i fail i give up, do you think i can ever get back up? No. But if i fail, i try again, and again and again. For as long as i try, there is a chance i can get back up. Do that make sense?
It is not the end until you give it up.
And just the fact that you are here, it should persuade you that you have another chance to get back up. There is still hope. I’m not here today to tell you that i understand your pain. I don’t know how it feels to be abused. I don’t know how it feels to feel so fat and you just gonna eating disorder. I don’t know how it feels with a broken home. I don’t know how it feels.
But i know how it feels with a broken heart and i know how it feels to be alone.
And I want you to know that I found my strength from Jesus Crisis .
You’re gonna to find your strength from where you could find it in.
And i just want you to know that this is not the end, it matters that how you're gonna to finish it. Are you gonna to finish it strong? And you will find that strength to get back up. like this. (爬起??！鼓掌??！)
How did i get from depress to who i am today because I tell you I was depressed.
When i was 8, I used to concentrate on things i didn’t have.
I wished I could have arms and legs. I wished I could do this. But what can I do? You see I have a choice. That’s what we’re gonna to talk about today. Choices!!
I can either to be angry for not having arms and legs or be thankful for my little chicken drumsticks. You see I can still do a lot of things. At home I can brush my teeth, comb my hairs, get myself ready in the morning. I am traveling around the world. It is amazing!
But I have to ask myself a couple questions.
And the first question is really “who am i? who am I? ” I am Nick Vujicic. But who is that? And it is funny that how the friends around you should determine who you are. You change yourself. You come to school and everybody swears around me at high school and I started swearing. Why do I do so? Because it is so cool thing to do, everyone swears. So I don’t wanna be left out. And I wanna be accepted so I started swearing. You go to a party and everybody is drinking so you drink. Why? Because everybody around me is doing so. Big deal! And you start losing yourself and you start putting you security on temporary things. You start putting your happiness on things that will not last.
You can get drunk all your life, but in the morning , you gonna be sober with a headache, with the same problems.
You wanna be high the rest of your life on drugs. Everybody says ‘Don’t do drugs’ why? Why even we go with them? So that is of curiosity or teens pressure？Or try to escape reality.
Basically, 3 reasons just why we go to sex, drugs, alcohol. Why you do? Because it feels good.
Ok, that is why you do that.
I mean when you want something, you go and get it.
You wanna buy something, you save up money you go and get it.
Why? Because that will make you happy.
And we take this step in a wrong direction and it will take you away from your dreams.
You may say that ”Nick, don’t worry, drugs and alcohol will not take me away from my dreams and my purposes and sex all that no! ”
But I will tell you, it actually will.
Because you go to level in drugs, you go to level in drinking. It isn’t enough, you will find it out. You will try something new. And you also go to school and people put you down.
Parents will say that you’re a failure because you fail in a test.
And you start to believe the lies around you. Saying that you’re not good enough, no one will want you and you never ever doing anything good in your life and you never ever achieve your dreams and goals that you wish you have done or wish you could do.
And it is the step that takes you closer to that voice saying ”you’re not good enough, you’re not good enough!” You know you just need one more step to fall.
See you have choice, to know which step you’re gonna take today.
Let me ask you “do you know who you are? You wanna know who I think you are?”
You care about what your friends think who you are. You know you care about their opinion.
Do you know who I am? You wanna know what I think who you are I will tell you now.
I didn’t care how you look. Honestly, if you are 400kg, I will come up to you and give you a hug and say “I love you!”
I don’t care if you’re fat short tall and thin I didn’t care. I really don’t care how you look. I don’t care what you good at ,I don’t care what you not good at. I don’t care whether you like rock music or not. I don’t care! I don’t care you’re good at mathematical or good at PE or even not good at anything…
But I’m gonna tell you’re awesome just the way you are!
I know so many teenagers who look at them in the mirror and wish they have a different body. Girls, you’re beautiful just the way you are! You are gorgeous! You are gorgeous! I love you just the way you are! And the boys, you are the men!
Because it not how you look.
When you see me for the first time ,many of your feel sorry for me. Do you feel sorry for me anymore ？No! Why? Because you know who I am. But don’t you remember I have no arms and no legs? Would you wanna be my friends? Of course ,you would. Why? Because you like who I am. But I have no arms and no legs and you gonna say, “So what?”
So when you say “I don’t have this I don’t have that”, I would say ”So what? I don’t care!”
You are worth more than diamonds, all the diamonds in the world. You are so precious every single one of your heart. You can do something not just something you can do but you can live ..life!
Life is not always good, life is always not gorgeous.
But life is worth living when you find purpose.
“Nick, I don’t know what my purpose is. I don’t know! My parents want me to do this, my teachers want me to do that, my friends think I should do this..i really don’t know what to do ”
And you’re tore, man! You don’t know what to do. You have to make important decision, man. You don’t know what to do. Who do you believe?
Follow your heart.
if that is what you wanna be
if that is what you wanna do in life, then walk toward it.
One day at a time.
That phone might seem so far away, in fact, you might think that it is impossible for you to reach that. Let us say that the phone is all the way at the back of the room. How am I gonna get off this table, I can’t. How am I gonna get there? I can’t.
But I want you to know that nothing is impossible.
And if if it is impossible for your dream to come true. Let’s say you wanna be a pilot but you can’t be a pilot for some reasons maybe your eyesight, maybe your height. I know somebody who couldn’t be a pilot. They are doing sound now that they actually love to do.
See all things come together for the good, that is how you see it in my life.
You see it is nothing good having no arms and no legs. And if, I you know, click my finger and magically speaking and your arms and legs just disappear. Do you think you will be happy with me? No ! You come round after me and head bump me, OK？Because it is nothing good having no limps.
But I love my life! Do you want know why? Because I have seen the purposes.
Because I have no arms and no legs, you’re all listening to what I have to say.
This is may be the most attentive you have been than any guest speak-up that everybody else are boring and what you don’t even know anyway. That is what you think, I know. Don’t worry. I go to school too. And what do you know?
I don’t care other people how to say. They have no idea of what I am going through. What pain do they know? But you see me and see what kind of pain I might go through, what I gone through.
Although all a sudden now I’m seeing all of you here maybe for the first time.
You do believe in words in my mouth when I’m saying “I love you!” You don’t even know me but you actually believe that I do love you! You see this is unconditional love.
You don’t need to do anything for me to love you. I just love you, why? I don’t know, because I just love you, it’s love, unconditional love.
Not only it is about you and your life, but what about the people around you. You know if you think that you have no purpose, “Nick, I don’t know what to do. I wish I could do this but I don’t think this is gonna happen in my life. “ let me tell you so many people come up to me and say “Nick, I don’t have a purpose. I don’t know what to do in my life”
Let me ask you one thing..
If you went through your life full of pain full of tears, and at the end of your life you actually save somebody’s life.
Is your life worth living?
Is the pain worth someone’s life if you could actually save somebody?
Can you imagine if you actually saw somebody nearly get run over a car and you die and get him(them) out away of the car. For instance, an example, is that your life worth living? You save somebody’s life, I don’t know.
What about this? Let’s say you have a problem in your life and you wanna give up now.
Imagine if someone is 10 years older who have exactly gone through the same thing you have actually got through it. And he came to you and said “I know how it feels. I have been there. I have been going through what you are going through now, but I’m still here.”
Will that not encourage you ? Could that possibly save your life? Yes, isn’t that not a good purpose worth living for? And that is why I believe in you, because that is the great purpose in life. It is love, honestly. It sound like quaky. Anyone who would say I don’t care.
I love people because they have freedom and power in loving people.
You have a choice, everyday you come to school, to either tease about somebody, gossip about somebody, or you can go up and encourage them. You can go up to somebody and say “hey, you’re looking good today.” When you ask how they doing and they say OK, you know they are not OK and you could say “No really, how are you doing?”
You can save somebody’s life.
“Oh, really? Nick, I don’t think so. Cheat yourself.”
When I am 6 years old, grade 1, 12 people tease me I count them all with my fingers.
12 people tease me!
And at the end of the day, 10 to 3, in the afternoon, I say to myself, “if one more people tease me today, that’s it. I’m gonna give up.”
And I drive in my wheel chair my BMW7 series to find parents, right ? And there is one girl who yells that “hey, Nick,” I’m thinking great, here it is.
She comes to me and she says “Nick, I just want you to know that you’re looking good today.” And I’m like wow~~
The power of encouragement, you can save a person’s life.
I’ll tell you I was walking this way “You’re not good enough ,no one like you and you can do nothing good in your life. You can’t do this you can’t do that. No is gonna to marry you and all this things” and I get to the edge and all I need is that one more person to tell me that I’m not good enough and I’ll be down there.
Do you know you could be that one person for somebody else to push over…
You don’t know how many people have eating disorder in the school. You don’t know how many people want to hurt themselves in the school. They hide it. You don’t know how many people hate their lives.
And you one of the reason why. Can you imaging that?
Seriously, why? Just because you want to have fun. Grow up, grow up!
I dare you at this school not to tease others at the rest of time.
I dare you, do you think it is possible. You would say “I wouldn’t do that but everybody else will .”
Be the change you wanna see. And you be that person then you turn around. This school every person should have friends. You see somebody has no friends, why don’t you go up to that person and be their friends. Because you’re scared what people think of you.
Let us do it. Wake up! Embrace, man, let’s live!
I love my life, nothing stop me! Am I happy all the time ? No! I’m not happy all the time. I’m not happy, I cry sometimes. Not because I no arms and legs, just is easy. I’m gonna about thing in life.. other things make me stressed and anxious about it. The persons that I love, they hurt, but I cannot do anything about that. That will kill me !
We all gone through something. We all try to find that something that happiness. You can find it. Because I found it. Take an instance, you need to learn something. Do you know for you to learn something you’re actually learn by somebody else. Anything anybody else learn you can actually learn.
Make sense? Right? How do you know that it is black? Because someone has taught you it is black. Why? Because someone learn that it is black. And when you learn you know it is black by someone teaching you.
Nothing is beyond your reach. Understand what I’m saying? But we’re not all good at math ,not all good at P.E…we are not good at maybe telling colors. Big deal. Find what you love to do.
I love loving people, I love encouraging people. That is great thing, it is the great business in the world. Saving people’s lives, love it.
But not all gonna be speakers. Not all gonna be doing same thing, that will be crazy.
What do you want do in your life ? Is there something more to your life? I have something more to my life and I believe it is God. If you wanna know him it is fine.
I love you guys so much. Love you very much.
Choices at yours.
I make a choice to keep my virginity until I marry. Good prefer than words(Facts speak louder than words.) That my wife is worth waiting for. To make wrong choices ,yes, we do. And bad consequences come from bad choices? Yes. And I can talk about half an hour telling the consequence of sex and alcohol. No, I’m not here to lecture you.
I’m not here to say not to do drugs, not to do all that stuffs.
But don’t believe you know everything either.
“What I don’t know would not kill me”, right? Does it make sense? That is stupid. Hehh. How dumb is that? Is that gonna blame you but I don’t know it. Is it gonna kill me still? Yeah.. idiot! Of course.
Look at me and my life. I make choices and this is how I am. This is what I am. And I love it.
You know it is cool. Sorry, just get a seat organize, it is better. Put my feet up.
I’m gonna talk about my wife. I’m not married and I don’t know who my wife is yet. Right? It is OK. I know she is coming. Fine! She is coming.
Girls, just because you don’t have boyfriends it doesn’t mean that you’re not beautiful you’re not loved， you don’t need a boyfriend, you don’t need love, you don’t need to use your body to that security to make you feel that someone need you.
My wife is coming.
And I may not have hands to hold my wife’s hands. But I don’t need hands to hold her heart, that is what I wanna hold.
To tell you, a real man would wait. A real man wouldn’t put your life in danger.
If you are not 100% sure that you’ll go together for the rest of your life. That is why I don’t have sex because I don’t know who I am gonna to marry yet. Why sleep around with everybody else? It is so silly. Why? Just for temporary pleasure. No, man.
It is beautiful to know that I gonna share it with my girl my girl. And I’m her guy. I love that. We’re gonna have children together, I know that. How can I hug my children when they cry.
I should get depressed that what kind of father am I gonna be? cheat yourself.
There was a girl, she is so cute man, one of my friends’ daughters. She was, you know, 2 and a half, she had on pink hat, she had on pink petticoat, she is about my height as well. And she came to hug everybody goodbye at the family function and she came to me. I was sit on the floor and she was looking at me. And I am like, cool? What can a 2 and a half years girl honestly be thinking about? It is so weird and she looked at me for about 25 seconds and then she realized something. It was little like bing~ you know. And she realized I had no arms to hug when she came up to hug me, she put her hands behind her back. And she hug me with her neck.
I know! Isn’t that more beautiful? So beautiful!
Why am I here to tell you this I love you. That everything is gonna be OK.
Not to say that I’m gonna to be with you everyday to tell you that.
Not to say that I understand that you’re going through.
But today I have come here so that you remember my smile O(∩_∩)O~
And you remember what I say:
You have a choice to either up with somebody or put someone down.
You either to have a choice to step towards your goals and dreams or step away going into temporary things.
You have a choice either to give up or keep going.
Give up or get up.
When you fail, try again. And again, and again.
I want you to close your eyes please. If you don’t close your eyes, that is fine, you just look at the floor, don’t talk to the person next to you please.
I’m wanna ask you,
“How are you? What heaviness are you carrying? What tears do you hold back? What pain what fears I kept inside?”
You don’t have to hold on this fears you just take one step at a time. Not to say that one day all this fears just completely disappear. But can you forgive those who hurt you? Because that is what healing start. Every time someone put you down, will you make a decision to bring somebody else up?
Pick yourself in a open area there are no building, there are no shelters. And there is a storm above you and the storm represents the situation in your life. You aren’t telling anybody you got through because first of all they would not understand, and second of all, they can’t even help you anyway.
You are in a storm and you download your knee. You are cold you are weak and you feel like this is the end.
Are you not still here? You are still here! You don’t have to do this alone. You can talk to counselor(輔導員), you can talk to people you trust. And you can talk to me but I talk to Jesus. That hold on that person who you might help you. And imaging right now they are saying:
Though they cannot stop the storm right now, they will hold you and keep you warm until the storm passed. Because when they hold you the storm is still there but it is OK. Because they are with you all the way.
Think of your friends. You look at them in the eyes and you know they maybe are not happy. You go to party and you just look at them in the eye you know they are hurting as well, everybody is trying to cover up. Can you leave somebody today?
Make a choice today, to do something good. Hold on to that hope. Open your eyes, look at me.
Tears clean the windows of your soul, that is why you feel good after crying.
I’m here today to hug you, I’m a hugging machine.
And if you want a hug, I gonna need a couple minutes to get out of this and then go to the table to the side. There is a table around the corner behind this camera. And I wanna hug you and I want you to hug me like you never hug before. Because there is healing in hugging. And I want you to know I love you guys so much. Don‘t give up and know that there is always someone out there who will believe in you and love you just the way you are!