Sunday, October 11, 2009

Its Amazing What You Can Do !

I got to thinking after watching an episode of Extreme Home Makeover yesterday about the amazing talents of disabled people. There was a 19 year old young man named Patrick Henry who was in a wheelchair and blind. He was so full of personality and talent and such a wonderful person. He considers himself very blessed. He plays the trumpet for the marching band at a university in Louisville KY. His father pushes his wheelchair and allows him to be part of a marching band. He writes songs and has the most beautiful voice. Such an inspiration and it must be an honor to know him.

I was doing a little research online and found some great resources. I found a website that has many links to websites and associations for specific type disabilities and talents. If you would like to have a look, their address is . While on this sight I found the most interesting article on a women named Lisa Fittipaldi. She began loosing her eyesight a few years ago and is blind now. She is a wonderful painter. The above painting is one of her works of art. I am in awe of this kind of talent. You can see more of Lisa's work at her website .

I truly believe we all have talents. I wonder how many live their lives and never discover their own. There are stories after stories to be heard about quite extraordinary people with disabilities that have a gift of a amazing talent that would seem beyond human capability. I guess it is beyond human capability,,, its a gift from God. I am thankful everyday to be able to enjoy my creative talents I have been given. Its truly the icing on the cake of life. Have fun experimenting and learning what your true talents are... and happy creating.


  1. This is such a thought provoking show and tell, it is true we all have capabilities in this life but often the less fortunate are the ones who find these hidden talents, despite their problems they learn to achieve something wonderful, a lesson to us all, to appreciate what we have a learn what we are capable of.

  2. Gail, Thank you for finding this story for us to all read and go look up. I am in AWE of the things blind people can make or paint. Thank you for reminding us that we are so blessed to not have major things wrong with us. Kath'

  3. Gail
    I realy enjoyed reading about Patrick and Lisa. Thanks for the link. Thanks for reminding us that we all have a talent and a lot to be grateful for.

  4. Dear Gail,
    Thank you for all of this great info. You know what I think? That we ALL have some type of disability. Some show on the outside, others don't. It is when we realize we are NOT perfect, that is when we can learn to grow, by honoring properly our positive blessing (like creativity). That we have power to rise above adversity with faith and learn to fly again, is truly a miracle!!!