I did meet somebody very inspiring today. There was a guy at the gym sitting next to me doing calf raises on a machine. He was terribly hunched over, and I could tell each rep pained him somehow.
"Dude, are you okay?" I asked.
"Ya, it just hurts," the guy said. "It's my first day in the gym in about a year."
"Welcome back man," I replied. "I know how laziness can get us."
"Naw man I wasn't lazy. I broke my back a year ago." My mouth dropped.
"How did it feel when you broke it?" I asked.
"It's pretty scary when I hit and felt everything crack. I couldn't move for a little bit, but luckily it wasn't serious enough to paralyze me. I'm just glad to be back."
Everything can change in a moment. Meeting this man has made me want to stop complaining and start being thankful that every morning I can open my eyes, stand on my feet, and walk.