The power of an early morning shower

What a better way to start the day than feeling Victorious? Every morning the shower deos not only rejuvenate my body but also gives me strength and courage beyond measure, I learnt the secret from elsewhere. In July 2017 when Andy Murray (British tennis player) was interviewed after winning the Wimbledon Championships he acknowledged that he had ice baths every night to be fit for Wimbledon. From this point of view it could be argued that the occasional and strategic subjection to the cold hardens a man. I for one I know that if I brave myself in the morning and overcome my fears, come what may through out the day I will conquer anything (please don’t try this at home). Afterwards im armoured with invincibility to dare to tap into any potential within my extremities. In general in life we are not rewarded for the comfortable choices but for great efforts and the will to explore things outside our comfort zones. Similarly the bible acknowledges that strait is the gate and narrow is the path which leadeth unto life (Mathew: 7 vs 14). Better yet the exhilaration of victory after taking the cold shower is beyond measure.

Without hardening ourselves we become soft or worse.

Even Kanye said that what don’t kill me makes me stronger. It is written in James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall…”

however this was referring to temptations and trying of faith. Knowing that the trying of faith worketh patience teaches us to embrace temptations. The same could be said about the challenges that we face. After braving myself in the shower taking that one step off the shower chair is paramount to me, the floor coupled with the shower chair will be wet susceptible to slipping knowing that one mishap could land me on the floor which could have dire consequences. However if I make that sometimes after careful negotiation I never look back and the whole day I will sustain square shoulders like a victorious male lobster high on serotonin (popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness). Aubrey Marcus cited that a great ancient Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi said:

Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.

Therefore if I’m victorious in the morning I know that to some extent I can conquer anything.

Practically, Radisson Blue Nice, France is the best international disabled hotel room that I have ever stayed in, despite that the shower principle still applies. Disappointedly there is no emergency buzzer in the shower and the wider room.

Head First, Thrills on Wheels (Wheelchair Globetrotting & Dealing with the Consequences, key to happiness)

Synopsis: When I was in high school the source of my happiness was solving complex mathematical and scientific equations alike. Likewise throughout my further education studies I found much delight in getting higher marks on academic assignments. Some people might think I am a geek or that I was a geek but if they see me they would think otherwise. However it could be argued that solving problems is key to our social well-being. After my accident I didn’t want to seat at home, I wanted to keep busy solving problems which gets my adrenaline pumping. All too often, with the exception of a few (like the late Stephen Hawkins), disabled people are viewed as incompetent. With that in mind I wanted to live out side my bubble, to once again experience constant challenges and problem solving. Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, I remain positive and smile for God is with me. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints said “Come what may, and love it”. Therefore I find challenges and finding solutions fun.

To facilitate my travels I bought myself a scooter that I could take on the plane so that I would be able to go abroad. Before embarking on my travels I would have liked to know if the accessibility was all rosy for disabled people but some information was very difficult to find and occasionally I expected the unexpected. However, if my mind was always preoccupied by the forethought regarding the accessibility of the places I wanted to visit, I would have never gone anywhere. Hence headfirst experience allowed me to find out for myself. Better yet our brains craves for the unknown, it’s what keeps us alive. In general the issue of accessibility often gets overlooked by people. Unless they are affected, or someone close to them is affected by some kind of disability, otherwise they don’t think about it as much. Therefore I hope my experience will inform many; International Urban Planning or Town Councils; and other Practitioners alike about the importance of creating inclusive environments. Also I seek to encourage disabled people to travel independently and explore the world however within a reasonable scope of risks.

In the process of publishing the book and will be available for sell in due course