When my children were young and I wanted to stop their complaining – I would cover my ears and imitate the garbled sound that the school teacher in Charlie Brown use to make and I would repeat one of my favorite mantras “the complaint department is closed.” My children got such a kick out of that. They would laugh but they did get my point. Are you a complainer? I hear people complaining everyday, when they should be giving thanks and being ever so grateful. They complain because the line is too long, too much traffic, the weather is never what they want, the economy is bad. On and on and on whew!
My dad use to say – if you are above ground, you have nothing to complain about.
EXTRAORDINARY woman of the week, Shirley Cheng, does not have time for complaining. She is too busy living, caring and sharing. Look at what she has accomplished in her young life. She has embraced her challenges and made them her friend. She has maximized her potential by turning her challenges into stepping stones for her success and her greatness. She’s an Award-Winning Author with 21 Awards. 9-Time Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award Winner and a Mom’s Choice Awards® Recipient.
Here is, EXTRAordinary woman of the week, Shirley Cheng’s brief bio. It was sent to me by her PR department.
Shirley Cheng (b. 1983), a blind and physically disabled award-winning author (with 21 book awards, including nine Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Awards), motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, poet, author of nine books (including “Do You Love Jehovah? God Almighty’s Infinite Love & Wisdom to Propel You to Greatness”), contributor to nineteen, and a parental rights advocate, has had severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since infancy. Owing to years of hospitalization, she received no education until age eleven. Back then, she knew only her ABCs and very simple English; other than that, her book knowledge was non-existent. However, after only about 180 days of special education elementary school, she mastered grade level in all areas and entered a regular sixth grade class in middle school. Unfortunately, Shirley lost her eyesight at the age of seventeen. After a successful eye surgery, she hopes to earn multiple science doctorates from Harvard University.
She’s a miracle survivor, author and contributor to 28 books by age 26, poet, motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, advocate Board member of World Positive Thinkers Club
With highly acclaimed experts like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, and
Brian Tracy, Cheng co-authored Wake Up…Live the Life You Love: Finding
Life’s Passion, the latest installment in the bestselling Wake Up…Live the Life You Love series; she is also the co-author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2, along with leading experts Jack Canfield, John Gray, Richard Carlson, Alan Cohen, Bob Proctor, et al.
Thought Stimulator: Although I’m blind, I can see far and wide; even though I’m disabled, I can climb high mountains. Let the ropes of hope in Jehovah God haul you high! – Shirley Cheng
Visit her at: Shirley Cheng
Follow her on Twitter! twitter.com/shirleycheng
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