A collection of photos are circulating the internet and showcases how people with disabilities, illnesses and recovering bodies keep optimistic outlooks on life.


Global (31 January 2020) – Facing an illness, a bad diagnosis or an amputation, these people embraced their challenges and showed their optimistic outlooks on life or their pretty epic senses of humour.

It can be hard going through chemo or having a limb removed but when Halloween comes around, it can be a perk and help you dress up. This is exactly what people have done. They are sharing pictures of their costumes to show that it may suck to be sick but it’s not all bad!

A man getting his leg amputated went out and got it tattooed. The joke was that apparently once a doctor accidentally got the wrong leg so this guy wanted to be sure his doctor amputated the right one.

Here are a few more optimistic amputees…


“My Uncle Broke His Leg Today. He Said It Didn’t Even Hurt”


“Going Back To Work Next Week. Trying To Convince My Colleagues I Had A Beach Holiday”


Besides amputees, people facing other challenges also have great senses of humour.

This dad redecorated his chemo bag.


This woman’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and he decided to write letters to everyone in the family as a joke. They even had stickers made to send along with the letters in case anyone in the family got upset.

So there you have it, these people work really hard to be optimistic. If they can do it, so can we. Just remind yourself every day how blessed you are.

Sources: Bored Panda
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