Day 2418: Issy Simpson’s Magic

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats

 

It’s 12 : 29 PM on day 2418 of my journey towards independence and I managed to , pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 118: 6 and learn a new word – Definitions for drupe
Botany. any fruit, as a peach, cherry, plum, etc., consisting of an outer skin, a usually pulpy and succulent middle layer, and a hard and woody inner shell usually enclosing a single seed.

 

Recently I watched a magic act by young Issy Simpson it blew my mind so much that I feel compelled to share it. Watch “Issy Simpson is a real life Hermione Granger” below:

 

Day 2417: Freedom Day 2017

“The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.” – Anna Julia Cooper

 

It’s 11 : 11   AM on day 2417 of my journey towards independence and I managed to , pray, have breakfast, read   Jonah 2:6  and learn a new word – Definitions for Pollyanna
(often lowercase).1. unreasonably or illogically optimistic: some pollyanna notions about world peace. Also, Pollyannaish. 2. an excessively or blindly optimistic person.

 

Today as South Africa celebrates twenty-three years of freedom I understand that there’s a lot still to be done but I can’t help but marvel at how far we’ve come. I fight for the South Africa of my dreams but I also celebrate this country’s every victory. Happy Freedom Day South Africa let’s continue to use our freedoms to make South Africa and the world a better place.

Day 2416 : Your Story is Your Greatest Asset

Your story is your greatest asset–that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 10 : 37   AM on day 2416 of my journey towards independence and I managed to , pray, have breakfast, read Acts 5: 20   and learn a new word – Definitions for perfidious
deliberately faithless; treacherous; deceitful: a perfidious lover.

 

Recently I saw a social media post which read your story is your greatest asset the truth of that statement struck me all of us have stories that are unique to us our duty is to use our stories to somehow better the lives of others and better the world.

Day 2415 : The Power of Thoughts

Your thoughts shape your life–that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 47  AM on day 2415 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 1 Corinthians 1:25   and learn a new word – Definitions for dinkum Australian. genuine; authentic.

 

This morning I think I remember thinking something good is going to happen for me today  and no jokes something did it’s almost freaky our thoughts may have more power than we think.

Day 2414 : Pause, Reflect and Engage with Life

It’s the little things we do that make the biggest difference in life–that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 11  AM on day 2414 of my journey towards independence and I managed to , pray, have breakfast, read Ecclesiastes 3:14   and learn a new word – Definitions for synesthesia a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

 

Today I realized that not logging on to the internet as soon as I wake up has made a HUGE difference in my life I feel so much more centred and at peace I used to be on my laptop as soon as I was awake now I wake up, spend at least thirty minutes in silence, pray, have breakfast and then get on with things.

Day 2413: “Dr. Maya Angelou’s 3-Word Secret to Living Your Best Life”

The best advice is often the simplest–that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 19  AM on day 2413 of my journey towards independence and I managed to go to church, pray, have breakfast, read 2 Timothy 1: 7   and learn a new word – Definitions for lacuna 1.a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
2.Anatomy. one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells. 3.Botany. an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.

 

Yesterday I watched “Dr. Maya Angelou’s 3-Word Secret to Living Your Best Life” I love how profound her advice is in its simplicity. Watch “Dr. Maya Angelou’s 3-Word Secret to Living Your Best Life” below:

Day 2412 : Earth Day 2017

How we treat the environment is a reflection of how much we love ourselves–that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 19  AM on day 2412 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Psalm 103: 2   and learn a new word – Definitions for jammy
British Informal. very lucky. 2.British Informal. pleasant; easy; desirable: He has a jammy job.

 

Today being Earth Day it’s a perfect time to pause and reflect on our impact on the planet the Earth is such a beautiful place it’s our job to keep it that way for generations yet to come. Thank you to Miss Earth South Africa and Generation Earth who work every single day to preserve and protect Mother Earth (thank you guys for making every day Earth Day).

Day 2411 : When Opportunity Knocks

When opportunity knocks don’t worry about details – that’s what I’ve had to tell myself.

 

It’s 12 : 15  PM on day 2411 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Revelation 22:17   and learn a new word – Austere [aus·tere] adj. 1. Markedly simple without adornment or ornamentation. “An austere office;” “An austere writing style.” 2. Strict or stern in appearance or manner. “He was an austere movie critic.”

 

Today I was presented with a great opportunity and although it presents some challenges I’m choosing to just immerse myself in the amazingness of this opportunity and this moment.

Day 2410: Always Be Questioning

Always be questioning– that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 29  AM on day 2410 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 1 Chronicles 28:20   and learn a new word – Definitions for latitudinarian
1. allowing or characterized by latitude in opinion or conduct, especially in religious views.
2.a person who is latitudinarian in opinion or conduct.

 

Today I realized that it’s important to always be questioning I hope I never go through life on autopilot, I hope every day of my life I know why I’m doing the things I’m doing, I hope I never lose my curiosity…….in short I hope to be fully alive in every moment of my life.

 

Day 2409: Meet Haben Girma – the first deafblind graduate from Harvard Law School

Disability can be an opportunity if you make the decision to be a pioneer – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 11 : 54  AM on day 2409 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read James 5: 16    and learn a new word – Ostensible [os·ten·si·ble] adj. Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so. Being such in appearance, plausible rather than demonstrably true or real. “The ostensible purpose of the trip was for business.”  .

 

 

Yesterday I watched “Why I work to remove access barriers for students with disabilities” – a Ted Talk by Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate from Harvard Law School – I love that she emphasized that we all have a role to play in creating a more accessible and inclusive world. Watch “Why I work to remove access barriers for students with disabilities” below: