This little boy seems deliriously happy.
I'm told he often lays on a mat and kicks his feet for long periods of time.
He loves it and laughs as he plays.
But Kirk couldn't always do that.
Early on, he couldn't even smile.
About three years ago Kevin Hogan told me about a little boy he met named Kirk. Kirk suffered a pediatric stroke a few weeks after birth. Apparently this can happen to babies, more often than anyone likes to know.
Kevin asked me to help him raise money for medical operations, and I did.
As a result, Kirk is moving, a little, and smiling, a lot.
Kirk sends me little "I love you" messages and photos -- by email via his mother -- and every one of them makes me smile.
I received one the other day and stared at it for minutes, looking at Kirk's contagiously happy smile, and feeling drawn into the loving spirit of this child.
It feels good to help someone of such a divine nature, who seems happy to be where he is in life; no complaints, no bickering, no bitterness.
Who knows why someone like Kirk comes into the world and instantly has a health challenge?
Is it karma? Reincarnation? Or - ?
Maybe it's a divine test for us -- not Kirk, as he is Buddha happy right now, but a test for you and me -- it's us who seem to be challenged by his situation. We are the ones being asked to grow here, not Kirk.
Truth is, I don't know the why.
But I do know that when something is in my experience, it's up for me to heal.
So I'm doing my part.
I'm helping Kirk, and I hope you will, too.
Kirk is my super hero.
I wish I could always be so accepting of life.
PS - You can donate to Kirk's therapy fund by going to Amazing Kirk. Having a new car is nice, having new book deals is nice, being on Larry King twice is nice, but seeing a little boy like Kirk smile and laugh trumps those experiences every time. Thank you, Kirk. Your smile is in my heart. I love you.
Note: Consider Kirk's life and ask yourself what do you have to complain about? Start smiling, too. It's easy. Just look at Kirk's smile. Contagious, isn't it?
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