Sunday, February 3, 2013

I wish I could be like

I wish I could be like a strong spirited person like Marine Corporal Todd Love. In 2010, he lost his both legs and one hand during the explosion take place in Afghanistan.The blast was a defining moment in life for the Marine. From that point on, the injuries he had suffered would affect not only him, but his family, friends, fellow Marines and everyone else who knew him. The important options in life were reduced actually to two: He could spend the rest of his life as a “victim” and depend on the world for his basic needs, or he could resolve to live life to the fullest with not much more than sheer determination. Cpl Love chose the latter.

We all afraid of crocodiles, it has sharp teeth and destructive bite in the animal kingdom. Love decides to do wrestling with crocodile. It was unimaginable one for a common man. but he does, in fact he lies on the crocodile and open it's jaws with his only one available hand. It can kill him in no time, but he does even better than an professional crock wrestler.

Skydiving is one of the dangerous profession in life. One has need guts to do fly in the free flow sky. Love does it along with his father and the team of EXTREME. There was a tension in the flight but  not on the face of Love.The exit at about 9,000 feet was over the water. Within a couple hundred feet of leaving the aircraft, they were body-flight stable and smiling. At 5,000 feet they waved off and deployed the main canopy. Feet-dry at about 3,000 feet, they made lazy upwind spiral turns as they set up for the initial approach.
He also does surfing with his one hand. He plays piano with one hand.He has refused to let his injuries prevent him from living his life to the fullest of his abilities.To him, it was just another day in the life of someone who intends to live it well. On that day, Love was all around us. Love was in the air.

This post was for the Wishlist Wednesday, a writing prompt conducted by Preeti Shenoy.


  1. Hey nice one :)
    Do read my post too

  2. heyyy... that's really inspiring!


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