What Do You Mean I Can't?
I started life as a runt. I was so small I was held back a year from starting school because of being so tiny. My first "can't" was when I was around 6 or 7. I was told I "can't" be in the school talent contest because I was so small noone could see me onstage. I found a chair I could sit on and again asked if I could sing in the show. Reluctantly I was given the chance to audition. On stage I sat on my chair behind this big microphone and sang "Cry" by Johnny Ray. An although the microphone hid my entire head from the audience, there was no way they could miss the singing coming from little old me. From that point on I never let "can't" keep me from doing what I wanted to do. I was told I was small for football/hockey, so I lifted weights to add some size, didn't have the ability to learn a language, so I learned spanish, too short for basktball, learned to make long distance jump shots and the list goes on. If I had let people control my life by telling me I "can't" do something, I would have missed out on so many great experiences, meeting some wonderful people and making some of the friends who've been my friends for years. So, anyone want to tell me I can't?