On rare occasions you meet people who despite their seemingly impossible circumstances have still managed to survive. Not just survive, but thrive.
Meet Stella, an 11-year-old student at AMG. As I walk across the school yard she comes out of her room and yells “sister!” to me. She has a spirit of fire. So lively and upbeat, and always smiling. I watched in amazement as she showed me how she writes her notes in school, holding a pencil between her shoulder and chin.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
She has reminded me that it is not always about our circumstances. Those will continue to change. What does matter is who we decide to be. The attitude we face our adversities with, the confidence we have as we tackle our challenges, and the never-ending journey in the pursuit of life.