I was slightly brain-damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability. ~ Susan Boyle
Everybody’s damaged by something. ~ Emma Donoghue
Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty; we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind. ~ Dean Koontz
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas A. Edison
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. ~ Abraham Maslow
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Raymond Chandler
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. ~ John Wooden
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I am always personally challenged when I realize how many individuals in our world have an incredible resiliency as they encounter obstacles in their lives. So many people face their hurdles with positive attitudes and embrace the learning opportunities that are concurrent. They walk away with a deeper sense of self, a stronger character, and a strong sense of purpose in life.
Today, 39 days ’til 40, I am reminded that we all have been damaged in one way or another, but we are all still quite capable, if we are willing to acknowledge, embrace, and fulfill the abilities we are able to perform.