(Edited & modifed for SWNP by Ted Camp)
All my life I have had to fight deafness, health, and life issues, but I never stopped. Why? Because I say to myself, “I can, I can, I know I can,” and I keep going.
Many years ago I fell in love with the story of The Little Engine That Could. The engine could not make it up a big hill. It tried again and again, but the hill was too steep and high. Finally, the engine stopped and looked at the hill and said, “I will try again. I can… I can… I can… I know I can!” He kept trying, puffing and climbing until he reached the top. The engine did not quit.
I copied the words of the little engine for my ministry. “I can… I can… I can… I know I can!” I also use the engine for my email: OnTrack. Like the little train, I have learned I can do it no matter what happens. As I now face a New Year, I can, I know I can do it! I can and so can you! How do I know? Because I am Deaf and if I can do it, so can you!