This awe-inspiring toddler is about to change the way you view the obstacles facing you today.


We all have challenges in life; some are bigger than others, to be sure. If you are facing a challenge of any kind today, you have got to see this video.

The clip is of a toddler in Russia named Vasilina who has a much bigger challenge than most of us: according to Good Housekeeping, this little girl was born without arms. But that still isn't stopping her.

The proof is in the Facebook video posted by her mom, Elmira Knutzen. Watch as Vasilina very capably feeds herself, using a fork, with her toes. The toddler, who is perched in her high chair takes a bite of her meal while gripping her utensil with those toes.

It's only a short video, but if you're like me, and the 71 million other people who have viewed this powerful footage as of time of writing, your challenges may not seem as daunting. Or, if they do, perhaps little Vasilina has inspired you to remember that no matter how large an obstacle, as one commenter to the video points out, if you persevere, you shall overcome it.

Thanks, sweet Vasilina, for sharing your achievement with the world. It's pretty clear that no matter what you set your mind to for the rest of your life, despite your challenge of not having arms or hands, you can accomplish it!

What is your reaction to this amazing child?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.