Day 2477: Assumptions and Life

Don’t assume everybody’s like you– that’s what I have learned.

 

It’s 1 : 03 PM on day 2477 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 24: 15 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently I realized that my flaw in all my relationships is that I assume everybody is like me so I going through life thinking everybody is honest, kind, generous and compassionate suffice to say I’m disappointed most of the time I have to train myself to assume most people are not like me.

Day 2476: God, Faith and Desperation

Where there is God desperation is not– that’s what I realized.

 

It’s 11 : 56 AM on day 2476 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 40: 31,go to church, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –  total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I realized that where there is God desperation is not and since I can’t have faith and be desperate at the same time I’m choosing to have a lot of faith.

Day 2475: Humanity Is Good

Humanity is more good than bad– that’s what I want the world to know

 

It’s 10 : 17 AM on day 2475 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read James 1: 20, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – yesterday Sharon D Agostino  (Founder of  SayItForward) donated $500 and Simon Magid donated $25 (thanks  Sharon and Simon) which brings the total raised to $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 358 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (won’t be easy but again i say very doable with God in me) .

 

 

Today I realized that being in the philanthropy space gives me a front row set to the best of humanity admittedly all of us are a bit of a mess of contradictions but I’m telling on this planet at this time walks some of the kindest, gentlest and most generous people ever I’ve been privileged enough to see it, feel it and often be on the receiving end of it.

Day 2474: Her life, My Life and A Country of Two-Halves

The life I live is someone else’s dream– that’s what I’ve realized

 

It’s 11 : 03 AM on day 2474 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Ephesians 5:25, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – between today and yesterday Anonymous 1 and Anonymous 2 donated $150 between them (thanks to them them both) which brings the total raised to $810 only $11 690 more to raise in 359 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot )won’t be easy but very doable with God in me) .

 

 

This morning our housekeeper described to me something horrible that happened to her friend’s son and she said her friend just laughed off the heinous abuse of her son in that moment I realized that although our housekeeper and I live in the same country we live in two different worlds she’s told me of gang rapes and other stuff I can neither unhear nor unimagine I’m surprised I sleep at all her stories are in my head and when I’m with her I’m acutely aware of my middle-class privilege I try not to feel guilty about it but it’s hard knowing that had I been born to different parents that would have been me.

Day 2473: Stay informed and GET INVOLVED

Stay informed and get involved – that’s my message to the world

 

It’s 1 : 25 PM on day 2473 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joshua 1: 9 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $250 yesterday (thanks to them him) which brings the total raised to $660 only $11 840 more to raise in 360 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Today was one of those days I couldn’t help noticing the evolution of my interests and my growth as a human being I now watch and read the news with interest as to what’s going on in the world I want to know all that’s wrong with the world so that although I didn’t create the world’s problems I can do my small part to fix them I can’t stick my had in the sand and pretend I live in a utopia it does not solve anything we must all face the world’s problems and strive every day both in small and big ways to become the solutions to those problems.

Day 2472: Be the Human Ladder

“The best way to happiness is to invest in the happiness of others.” – Andy Mashaile

 

It’s 12 : 29  PM on day 2472 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 16: 13 have breakfast, learn a new word – Vexatious adj. 1. Full of annoyance or distress; harassed. 2. Causing or creating vexation; annoying. “Her ex-husband put her in a vexatious situation.” and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 361 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

This morning I realized that although it’s great to have personal success it’s even greater to create and unlock opportunities for others to succeed I’m so happy to be the human ladder on which people climb to reach their dreams.

Day 2471: World Refugee Day and the #WesternSahara

Nobody chooses to be a refugee – that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 11 : 44 AM on day 2471 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 3: 17 have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Anonymous  donated $25 yesterday and Beverly  and Anonymous  donated $50 each today (thanks to them all) which brings the total raised to $410 only $12 090 more to raise in 362 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

 

Today is World Refugee Day and in honour of that I would like to take a moment to think about the people of the Western Sahara some of whom are currently living in refugee camps on the borders of Algeria because Morocco has been illegally occupying the Western Sahara for the past 41 YEARS which to me is SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE there shouldn’t be a colony in Africa in the 21st century. To the UN: A promise was made that a referendum would be held in 1991 to deal with the issue of the Western Sahara and 26 years later still no referendum I mean really does it take you guys 26 YEARS to organize a referendum show some teeth for crying out loud use your voices to speak for the unheard (I did).

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Day 2470: “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum

Remember when the night turned up

And sun went down

If just for a moment

We were falling at the speed of sound

Yeah, the moon played a part

Two shadows in the dark

Beating with a teenage heart

Beating with a teenage heart

– Lady Antebellum, “Teenage Heart”

 

It’s 12 : 05 PM on day 2470 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Samuel 2: 6-7, have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – GregThis, Stan Faryna, David Boutin and Anonymous together added added $135 to my fundraising total which brings it to $285  (thanks to them all )  only $12 215 more to raise in 363 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot ( we can do this i know it).

 

Recently  I heard “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum and now I think I’m obsessed with it it’s literally been on repeat for days. Listen to  “Teenage Heart” by Lady Antebellum below:

Day 2469: Humanity and Our Eventual Return to Love

All of us are made in love and eventually we return to love – that’s what I realized

 

It’s 1 : 07 PM on day 2469 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 6:21 have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Priyachechi donated $25 yesterday and Anonymous donated $25 today (thanks to them both) which brings the total raised to $150 only $12 350 more to raise in 364 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).

 

Recently I realized that all of us are made in love and eventually, no matter how distracted we get along the way, we return to love I think there comes a time in everybody life where we sort of realize money, power and fame are all nice to have but meaningless unless you use them to live in love and in service of others because in the end love is the only thing we can both leave behind and take with us.

Day 2468: 50 New Feet – a fundraising campaign for MiracleFeet #50NewFeet

“Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.”— James Durst

 

It’s 12 : 47 PM on day 2468 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Acts 3: 6  and donate  to and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – my parents allowed me to donate $50 on their  behalf and B and Gaynor donated $50 (thanks guys) my goal is to raise $12 500 in a year to provide treatment for 50 kids with clubfoot

This morning I started 50 New Feet– a fundraising campaign benefiting MiracleFeet, an international non-profit organization increasing access to free treatment for clubfoot in developing countries using the Ponseti Method, a non-surgical treatment that involves a series of plaster casts that are changed weekly followed by the wearing of a feet brace for a few years to prevent relapse – because I believe that all children deserve the opportunity to live to their fullest potential without the hindrance of clubfoot. My goal is to raise $12 500 in 12 months (which is enough money to pay for 50 clubfoot treatments).For more information about 50 New Feet or to make a donation please visit www.crowdrise.com/50newfeet  and use #50NewFeet  when tweeting about this campaign.

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$250  Donation to MiracleFeet = A new life for a child born with clubfoot. Could we get 50 people to donate 50 clubfoot treatments. Alternatively, 250 of could donate $50 each.

Did you know:  A 100 million dollar investment in clubfoot treatment will equal 2.5 BILLION dollars in additional earnings per year.

Help transform lives by treating clubfoot.

This campaign will end on June 17, 2018
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