I Got It… I Got It… I Got It!

I got itThere are times in life when we ask, “Why did this have to happen to me? Why did this have to happen to the person I love? Why does life have to be so difficult?” There are people who seem to live their lives free of problems. Then there are times when we come across people who have had terrible things happen and they remain upbeat.

Even more than that, we come across people who seem to relish in learning how to do things in new ways.  They have an energy and positivity that is infectious. They offer each and every one of us lessons about the strength we have within.

Such is the case with a youngster named Kayden Elijah Kinckle who was born with omphalocele which is a type of hernia that can cause organs to grow outside of the body. In Kayden’s case, according to his mother’s Facebook post, Kayden’s intestine and abdominal organs formed on the outside of his navel.

In addition, Kayden’s legs and feet were trapped under his mother’s pelvis which caused his bones to become deformed. According to his mother, the  doctors said that he wouldn’t survive and suggested that she terminate her pregnancy. Thankfully his mother didn’t listen.  The youngster did survive and has been healthy enough to have corrective surgeries that included the amputation of his right foot and his left leg.

Kayden Elijah Kinckle proclaims,”I got it. I got it. I got it”

If you are feeling sorry for yourself and need a “pick me up” or a “kick in the pants “ this video might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

If you are so busy that you can’t watch the entire 1 minute 55 second video, do yourself a favor and watch it from the 1 minute point when Kayden exclaims, “I got it. I got it. I got it.”

His delight is infectious. Maybe you will catch a bit of his positivity! I sure did.

You can find out more about Kayden Kinckle here.

Rugby Jones Speaks from the Heart

Rugby Jones

Hi. My name is Rugby and I am a dog.

I hope you’re a kid and not a green frog.

‘Cuz frogs won’t get what I’m going to say.

All frogs think about is saying, “rivet” all day.

 

I act like a kid and talk like one too.

And all that I want is to be friends with you.

Do you feel different or hurt in some way?

I sure do at times every single day.

 

If you’re like me, sometimes you’re sad.

And that’s okay ‘cuz sad is not bad!

I used to be just like all other dogs.

I could run and play and jump over logs.

 

Then everything changed the day I got hurt.

I needed to get wheels ‘cuz my legs didn’t work.

Is there something about you that isn’t the same?

And other kids laugh and you feel ashamed?

 

I love being different ‘cuz that makes me cool.

Now that we’re friends, let’s visit your school.

Everyone will know that we are so tight.

And kids will be nice ‘cuz they know I can bite.

 

Isn’t that great? It’s you and it’s me.

We’ll always be friends. I hope you agree.

Wherever we go, no one is the same.

They are different colors and don’t have the same name.

 

There are kids who are dark and kids who are light.

Kids who can’t hear and kids with no sight.

There are kids who are wide and kids who are tall.

And kids who don’t know that they are children at all.

 

There are kids who are fast and kids who are slow

And kids who play ball and kids who can sew.

There are kids who are rich and kids who are poor.

Kids climbing trees and kids on the floor.

 

There are kids with one leg and kids with one arm.

Kids from the city and kids from a farm.

Now what do you think about you and about me?

We may be different but so are kids that we see.

Rugby Jones

Knowing everyone’s different in some way

Can make us feel better and brighten our day.

So let’s make the most of what we can do.

It’s all about me and it’s all about you.

 

We are the ones who can reach up to the stars

The future is great ‘cuz the future is ours.

So now that you get that it’s great to be you.

Let’s teach that to all so they’ll get it too.

 

So what is the message that kids need to know?

It’s about understanding and making it grow.

It’s not about wrong or about being right.

It’s about having courage and avoiding the fight.

 

Now that we’re friends, we can always stand tall

Even if we’re short or can’t walk at all.

Being your friend will be my new role

Pride in your differences will be your new goal.

 

Are you feeling ready? I am so let’s go!

It’s you and it’s me meeting new friends and foe.

So what do you think that we should do next?

I have some ideas and they’re based on respect.

Rugby Jones

Respect and kindness will help us be strong.

When there is more kindness, more kids will belong.

Understanding all others is what we have learned.

Respect and acceptance is what we have earned.

 

You are my buddy and we are both cool!

Let’s show the whole world that differences rule!

Rugby Jones

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