Inspiration for staying positive in 365 quotes
Blind author Vendon Wright will be launching his third book ‘One a Day’ with a signing and fun day at the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre on Saturday, September 27.
The event from 1pm to 5pm will include a bouncy castle, face painting, martial arts demonstrations and music.
Vendon suffers from an eye disorder called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) – a rare genetically developed disorder that slowly destroys the pigment cells in the eyes.
But he refuses to be beaten by his condition and is now a personal fitness trainer and teacher.
He is a 6th Degree Black Belt Master of Olympic Taekwondo and is the first registered blind person in the UK to achieve this level of excellence.
His new book, which took him two years to complete, contains 365 inspiring and motivational quotes that he uses to keep a positive outlook on life.
Vendon explained: “We encounter numerous obstacles that challenge us on every level.
“They vary from stressful situations to issues concerning our perception of ourselves. Some of the challenges put us under so much pressure that there are days where we feel as though we could do with a little help and advice.
“Since the daily problems change, it is also necessary to have a variety of techniques to counter them.
“One a Day will teach you how to be happier with your life by addressing the main principals in greater detail.
“It covers techniques on building up your confidence, communication skills, how to handle stress, handling rejection and dealing with criticism. It shows the power of positive thinking in action.”
One a Day is available in WHSmith and on Amazon. Vendon’s other books available are Through my Eyes and I was blind but now I can see.