As you view this video, I'm sure you'll see 12-year-old Jag the way I came to see him after just a few minutes of being in his presence ... as a regular guy who sees life as fun, exciting and happy.
To read about Jag and his incredible family, go here.
Oh, and let me say one more thing about Jag. He's very concerned about "fairness". But not the way you think. You see, I'd taken videos and pictures of everyone in the family. As I was getting ready to leave, this is the conversation that took place:
Jag: Aren't you going to take a picture of Shadow?
Me: Sure, I'll get a picture of your other dog.
Jag: Cuz, you haven't taken one of him yet.
Jag's Mom: Jag want's to make sure everything is fair. Funny thing though, the only thing he thinks is unfair in his life is when I make him do his homework. When I mentioned to him that life isn't always fair and he didn't know what I was talking about, I called attention to his missing limbs. Jag said, "So? I can still do everything everyone else does."
My wish this Monday is for all of us to have the perspective that Jag has.
That is, focus on what we do have, rather than what we don't.
Thanks for the lesson, Jag. I know you have no idea that you were teaching me ... but you were.